Luke Kunin will leave Wisconsin early, sign with the Minnesota Wild

MADISON — Wisconsin forward Luke Kunin is moving on after two years in Madison.

The Badgers captain has reportedly signed an entry-level deal with the Minnesota Wild, who picked him in the first round of the 2016 draft.

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Kunin leaves Wisconsin after leading the Badgers with 22 goals and 38 points, helping them go from eight wins last year to 20 wins and a second-place finish in the Big Ten this year.

The now former Badgers star will join the AHL’s Iowa Wild this season on a tryout contract before his new three-year deal kicks in next season.

For his career, Kunin scored 41 goals at Wisconsin, in addition to leading Team USA to a gold medal in the World Junior Championships this past December.

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