Report: Blum lands in Minnesota

Jonathon Blum has reportedly signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Minnesota Wild, according to @IBNIncarcerated.

The former Nashville Predators defenceman was not tendered a qualifying offer, and the Preds left the 24-year-old to hit the free agent market.

A 2007 first round draft pick, Blum has spent his entire professional career with the Predators organization, appearing in 215 AHL contests and 91 NHL games since his debut in 2009-10. Over that time, Blum has registered 122 points (24-98) in 231 games while in the minors, and another 22 points (7-15) in 91 NHL appearances.

A skilled puck mover that can fill out the bottom of a roster, Blum may have some difficulty cracking the Wild defence, and he could spend the season as a fill-in in the big leagues and a mainstay in the AHL.

The reports say the deal will pay Blum over $600,000 in the NHL. AHL terms have not been released.

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