Hurricanes' Menell signs entry-level deal with Minnesota

By Geoff Smith (@GeoffSmithLNN on Twitter)
September 26, 2017 - 10:46am

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Lethbridge Hurricanes defenseman Brennan Menell has signed a three-year entry-level deal with the NHL's Minnesota Wild.

The 20-year-old has had one preseason assist with the Wild, in a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Sept. 23. In a prospects tournament Menell also had a pair of assists.

Menell had the most assists and second-most points of all WHL defensemen in 2016-17, with 12 goals and 59 points in 70 regular-season games, along wtih 29 penalty minutes. During the Hurricanes' playoff run he added five goals and 12 assists.

Menell spent the previous two seasons with the Vancouver Giants, recording a total of 74 points.

He is originally from Woodbury, a St. Paul suburb.

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