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Dewar inks three year deal with NHL’s Minnesota Wild


One of The Pas’ own is one step closer to reaching the National Hockey League (NHL).
Connor Dewar signed a professional contract with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. The contract was for three years and while the terms of the deal were not released by the club, website www.capfriendly.com which tracks player contracts for NHL teams listed the deal as being a two-way deal that would pay Dewar $700,000 at the NHL level in 2019-2020 before increasing to $750,000 for each of the following two seasons, totalling $2.2 million over the three years of the deal.
Signing and performance bonuses could push that total to $2.775 million over the three years. Dewar’s minor league salary should he play in the American Hockey League with Minnesota’s farm team the Iowa Wild would be $70,000 annually.
Dewar was bypassed in his first year of draft eligibility in 2017 but roared onto the scene the following year, netting 38 goals and 68 point in 68 games for the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips. That breakout season caught the attention of the Minnesota Wild, who made Dewar a third round selection (92nd overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
It also caught the attention of Team Canada’s World Junior team, who invited Dewar to their summer evaluation camp. Despite having another strong year this year however, Dewar wasn’t selected to go to the final camp for the team later in the season.
This year so far Dewar has continued to up his production, scoring 34 goals and 76 points in 55 games for the Silvertips, leading the club in both assists and points and sitting second in goals.
In 268 career games with the Silvertips, Dewar has picked up 97 goals and 192 points. He’s also managed 29 points in 41 career playoff games including a whopping 12 goals and 26 points in 22 games last spring.

Trent Allen