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Christian Folin signs 2-year deal with Wild

The Minnesota Wild have signed NCAA free-agent defenceman Christian Folin to a two-year, entry-level contract.

NCAA free-agent defenceman not eligible for NHL playoffs

Christian Folin posted four goals and 20 points in 41 games this season as a sophomore with the UMass Lowell River Hawks. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Wild have signed NCAA free-agent defenceman Christian Folin to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Folin ended his career with Massachusetts-Lowell, finishing his sophomore season with four goals and 20 points in 41 games.

The deal was done late Monday while the Wild were in Los Angeles on their way to a 3-2 win over the Kings.

Folin is expected to join the Wild in Chicago for Thursday's game against the Blackhawks.

He will not be eligible for the NHL playoffs.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Folin is a mobile puck-mover with a hard right-handed shot.

The native of Gothenburg, Sweden, had a plus-10 rating and three game-winning goals for the River Hawks, who reached the NCAA Northeast Regional final.

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