Source: Vanek to average $6.5M

Updated: July 1, 2014, 11:12 PM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Thomas Vanek to a three-year deal worth $6.5 million per season, an NHL source confirmed Tuesday. The deal also includes a no-trade clause, according to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

It's a return to Minnesota for Vanek, who starred at the University of Minnesota before moving on to the NHL, where he's played a total of 663 games with the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens.

"I'm extremely thrilled to be a part of the ...

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