First-round pick Dumba signs entry-level deal with Wild Staff

7/19/2012 12:38:21 PM

The Minnesota Wild announced Thursday that the club has signed defenceman Matt Dumba to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Wild's first-round pick (7th overall) led all WHL defencemen in goals last season, posting 20.

He also added 37 assists for 57 points in 69 games. Dumba was the WHL's Rookie of the Year in 2010-11 after he led the Rebels in rookie scoring with 26 points.

He captained Team Canada at the 2012 Under-18 World Championships, leading the tournament in scoring with 12 points in seven games and led Canada to a bronze medal. The 6-foot and 185-pound defender also captained Canada at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament, scoring two goals and an assist in five games in a gold medal victory.