Congratulations to client Chad Rau on agreeing to terms with the Minnesota Wild.
—PAUL OSTBY (@SHEEHYHOCKEY) June 19, 2012
Rau scored two goals in nine games with Minnesota with both being on "Hockey Day." This may make him the Leroy Hoard of Hockey Day (if you need a goal on Hockey Day Minnesota, Chad Rau will give you one. If you need two goals on Hockey Day in America, Chad Rau will give you one) but they were timely nonetheless.
The 25 year-old forward spent most of the season in Houston where he scored 35 points (14G-21A) in 67 games with the Aeros.
Terms of the deal are undisclosed but is likely a two-way deal. Chad previously signed a 2 year, $1.075 million contract with the Wild in 2010 after four seasons with Colorado College and not coming to terms with Toronto, where Rau was a 7th round draft pick in 2005 .
(If anyone felt duped by that first sentence despite the title CLEARLY spoiling things, don't worry, there's a Josh Harding post on its way. This just came up in the meantime.)