Simple free agent signing by the Wild here.
Wild announced today that they have signed center Jake Dowell. The six foot, 190 pound center originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2004 played for the Dallas Stars last season. Originally drafted out of the University of Wisconsin, Dowell is known to be very close friends with fellow Badger, Ryan Suter.
Interesting to note here that Suter and Dowell share the same agent, Neil Sheehy. Sheehy was reportedly picked up by the Minnesota Wild at his home in International Falls and flown to Madison where it was reported by numerous sources that both the Red Wings and Wild met with Suter on his farm. One is left to wonder if this is a play by Minnesota; showing they are willing to do absolutely anything to get Mr. Suter in Iron Range Red.
Sit tight folks.
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