Vanek inks 3-year deal with Wild
By Chad Graff
St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — After a year of speculation and anticipation, Thomas Vanek became a member of the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday when he signed a three-year contract worth $19.5 million.
Vanek, 30, was one of the top free agents in a class regarded as thin, and chose the Wild about 100 minutes into the NHL’s free agency period, which started at 11 a.m.