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Report: Wild sign former Golden Gophers captain Sammy Walker

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The Minnesota Wild have added a local product to their organization.

The team signed University of Minnesota captain Sammy Walker to a two-year, entry-level contract, The Athletic's Michael Russo reports.

Walker, a native of Edina, Minnesota, recorded 112 points in 144 games in his four-year NCAA career. He wore the "C" for the Golden Gophers in his final three campaigns. The 5-foot-11 center tallied 14 goals and 13 assists in 39 contests during his senior year.

The 23-year-old was initially a seventh-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2017 but became an unrestricted free agent on Monday after not signing with the club.

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