The Minnesota Wild announced today that they’ve signed forward Chase Lang to a three-year, entry-level contract.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) May 24, 2016
Lang played the majority of last season in the WHL. He played 69 games between the Calgary Hitmen and Vancouver Giants, recording 27 goals and 63 total points. He also played 11 games at the AHL level with the Iowa Wild and tallied three points in that span.
Lang was originally drafted by Minnesota in the sixth round (167th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Minnesota had acquired that pick from the New York Rangers along with forward Benn Ferriero in exchange for Justin Falk.
His talent analysis, courtesy of HockeysFuture.Com is below.
Lang is a bit light and not overly gifted offensively but is a smart, responsible center who can play in any role. While he has been a consistent scorer in the WHL, his skill set does not suggest he will be a big-time offensive player but rather the type of player who does a lot of things well and is defensively aware.
Lang’s contract will being for the 2016-17 season.
Pittsburgh Penguins writer for TheHockeyWriters.Com and PittsburghHockeyNow.Com. Youth hockey coach, and student of the game.