Augsburg Panther: Minnesota Wild extends contract with Augsburg’s Nico Sturm

Augsburg’s Nico Sturm has extended his contract with NHL Minnesota Wild club. Born in Augusta, he comes from the youth of AEV

German ice hockey professional Nico Sturm will stay with the Minnesota Wild in the North American professional league for another two years NHL. The club announced on Monday (local time). As a result, the attacker’s new 25-year contract is worth a total of US $ 1.45 million.

Sturm has been playing for the Wild since April 2019, but has spent much of the past season with the Iowa Wild Farm team in the AHL American Hockey League. For Iowa he scored 32 points in 55 missions, for Minnesota he was used ten times and posted two assists in the regular season and his first NHL goal in qualifying for the playoffs in early August.

Born in Augsburg, he played for Augsburg EV and ESV Kaufbeuren in his youth and moved to the United States in January 2014. There he began studying economics at Clarkson University in the fall of 2016 and has since attracted the focus on self in the university ice hockey team. Without ever being considered in a draft, last year it was signed by the Wild.

Minnesota Wild extends contract with Augsburg's Nico Sturm

Augusta Panthers congratulate Nico Sturm on Facebook

The Augusta panther, during which Sturm stayed in shape in the summer of 2019, congratulated Augsburg on Facebook: “Great news from the NHL! Nico Sturm has signed a new two-year contract with the Minnesota Wild! We wish you many more appearances in the best league in the world, dear Nico!” (AZ, dpa)

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