Wild sign D Jack Peart to entry-level contract

League: NHL

Posted on: 26 Mar, 2024 at 05:14 PM

Credit: Reid Glenn / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Minnesota Wild on Tuesday signed defenseman Jack Peart to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2024-25 season.

Peart, 20, recorded 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) and 49 blocked shots in 38 games this season for St. Cloud State. The Grand Rapids, Minn., native was selected by the Wild in the second round of the 2021 NHL Draft.

Peart also skated for the U.S. National Junior team at the 2022 and 2023 IIHF World Junior Championships.

Peart was named the 2021 Mr. Hockey Award winner and the Reed Larson Award recipient, given to the state's most outstanding high school hockey player and top senior boys defenseman, respectively.

--Field Level Media