Minnesota inks forward Read

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The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Matt Read to a one-year, two-way contract.

Read appeared in 33 AHL games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms last season, recording seven goals and nine assists for 16 points. He also skated in 19 regular-season games with the Philadelphia Flyers, notching one goal, and added one goal and one assist in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Read has played 437 NHL games over seven seasons with the Flyers, tallying 87 goals and 100 assists for 187 points.

A native of Ilderton, Ont., Read made his pro debut with the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms in 2011, following his senior season at Bemidji State University. He has totaled 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points in 44 career AHL outings.