Former Badgers Suter and Dowell join the Wild
The Minnesota Wild made the bang thus far in NHL free-agency on the Fourth of July, landing both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Both agreed to 13-year, $98 million deals with Minnesota.
Parise had a 69-point campaign while leading the New Jersey Devils to the Eastern Conference title last season. Suter recorded 46 points with the Nashville Predators.
Parise was born in Minneapolis and says family played a role in his decision to come to the Wild.