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Wild sign college free agents Hoffman, Palmquist

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on entry-level contracts for next season with two more college free agents, Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman and Minnesota State defenseman Zach Palmquist.

The Wild announced Monday the deals with the 24-year-olds.

Hoffman went 13-6-2 with a 2.06 goals against average in 22 games during his junior season for Vermont.

Palmquist never missed a game in four years with the program, setting a school record with 160 consecutive contests. He was fourth on the team with 29 points as a senior for Minnesota State, which was ranked first in the nation much of the season until losing Saturday in the NCAA regional semifinals.

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Last week, the Wild signed New Hampshire forward Grayson Downing to a two-year entry-level contract starting next season.