114-Year-Old Center – Minnesota Wild
Cody Almond Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, one-way deal with the Wild in July of 2014. Contract is worth $550,000.
Almond will report to AHL Iowa rather than return to playing in Europe, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Almond, a prospect of the Wild, racked up 15 goals, 19 assists and 124 penalty minutes with AHL Houston in 2010-11. He has good speed and is fearless on the ice, but fantasy owners won't go nuts over Almond until he can arrive in the NHL with a full-time job.
Almond has a chance to make the Wild as one of the final centers this preseason. He put up good scoring totals in the WHL but had just 18 points in 44 games last year in the AHL after a wrist injury derailed much of his season.
Almond was in line to battle it out for a spot on the Wild's roster this fall before a concussion derailed those plans. He's expected to miss all of training camp and will likely be sent to AHL Houston to begin his pro career. He put up solid numbers in the WHL last season, and has the potential to do the same in his first year in the Wild organization.