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Tigers forward Mason Shaw signs three-year, entry-level contract with Minnesota Wild

 

The Minnesota Wild have signed Medicine Hat Tigers forward Mason Shaw to a three-year, entry-level contract, a deal announced by the NHL club Friday.

Shaw was originally drafted by the Wild in the fourth round, 97th overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft.

A 5-foot-9, 180-pound product of Wainwright, Alta., Shaw has provided offensive flair to the Tigers since joining the team for the 2014-15 regular season. Since then, he’s appeared in 162 WHL regular season games with the Tigers, registering 165 points (48G-117A), including nine power-play goals, five short-handed goals and three game-winning goals.

After a modest nine points (3G-6A) in the 2014-15 season, Shaw’s production jumped to 60 points (17G-43A) in the 2015-16 campaign and rose to 94 points (27G-67A) in the 2016-17 season. His career-best 94-point campaign tied him for seventh in WHL scoring last season.

Shaw suffered a torn ACL playing for the Wild at the Traverse City Prospect Tournament in September and did not play in a game during the 2017-18 WHL regular season or playoffs for the Tigers.

He has appeared in 11 games during the 2017 WHL Playoffs, recording 12 assists.

Shaw was originally selected by the Tigers in the second round, 32nd overall, of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

Formerly a champion at the Alberta Cup, Shaw has represented Canada twice on the international stage, competing with Canada Red at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and at the IIHF U-18 World Championship in 2016.

Shaw signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) on April 6 with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and played in one game with Iowa on April 10, a 2-1 win versus the Rockford IceHogs.

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