Ice Hockey: NHL Minnesota Wild club extends contract with Nico Sturm

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German ice hockey pro Nico Sturm will stay with the Minnesota Wild in the NHL North American professional league for another two years.

According to the club, the 25-year-old forward’s new contract is worth a total of $ 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.

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