Rossi signs entry-level contract with Wild


Marco Rossi signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild on Friday.

The 19-year-old forward was selected by the Wild in the first round (No. 9) of the 2020 NHL Draft on Oct. 6.

Rossi scored 120 points (39 goals, 81 assists) in 56 games for Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League last season, leading the OHL in assists and points. He was named the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year and was named an OHL First- Team All-Star. Rossi, a native of Feldkirch, Austria, was the first European to lead the Canadian Hockey League in scoring since Alexander Radulov scored 152 points (61 goals, 91 assists) for Quebec of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2005-06.

In two seasons with Ottawa, Rossi has scored 185 points (68 goals, 117 assists) in 109 games.

He is the fifth Austria-born player selected in the first round of the NHL Draft, joining Thomas Vanek (No. 5, 2003), Michael Grabner (No. 14, 2006), Andre Burakovsky (No. 23, 2013) and Marko Dano (No. 27, 2013).

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