SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild Acting General Manager Tom Lynn today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed right wing Carson McMillan to an entry-level contract.
McMillan, 20 (9/10/88), recorded career-highs with 31 goals, 41 assists, 72 points and 93 penalty minutes (PIM) in 68 games during his fourth season with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2008-09. The 6-foot-1, 206-pound native of Brandon, Manitoba added seven game-winning goals, five power play tallies and four shorthanded goals helping lead Calgary to a 59-9-3-1 regular season record. He has tallied eight points (2-6=8) in 12 playoff games this season. The Hitmen are undefeated in 12 playoff matches and will play either Kelowna or Vancouver in the WHL Championship series. The winner of the WHL Championship series will advance to the Memorial Cup.
McMillan was selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (200th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
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