Minnesota drafted Eriksson Ek, who was a restricted free agent this offseason, with the 20th overall pick in 2015. He's coming off a 2018-19 campaign in which the 22-year-old recorded seven goals and seven assists across 58 contests. He added nine points over nine AHL games.
With Eriksson Ek secured, the Wild's lone NHLer without a contract is forward Kevin Fiala. Newly appointed general manager Bill Guerin has been given roughly $7.96 million in cap space to work with, according to Cap Friendly.
Guerin was named the fourth GM in franchise history earlier on Wednesday.