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Duluth’s Phil Beaulieu signs pro contract with AHL’s Iowa Wild

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DULUTH, MN-- Former Greyhound Phil Beaulieu wanted to play pro hockey so bad that he said he would play anywhere. On Wednesday, that dream came true.

Beaulieu signed a one-year contract with the Iowa Wild of the AHL, the affiliate of his home state team.

The All-American at Northern Michigan capped off a four-year career this past winter in which he tallied 25 points for the Wildcats.

Beaulieu said he had other offers from teams in the states and overseas. But, felt Iowa was the perfect fit for him personally.

"It's a very prestigious organization. Obviously, Minnesota has been in the playoff the past few years. Iowa Wild has had a very strong team, the last few years as well. Same with their east coast league team, Allen Americans where I could be as well. They have a very good thing going right now, which is great for me. Because I want to go in and play for a very good team. Because, you can't have individual success if you don't have a good team behind you. So I'm really excited about that," said Beaulieu.

He added he will report to camp in either late November or early December.

Neil Vierzba

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