Kline’s three-year deal, valued at $15.75 million, was done Wednesday as Kline finished a visit to team headquarters.
Despite the loss, Minnesota remained one point behind the idle Arizona Coyotes for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
Birk grew up in St. Paul and says he never could have dreamed of playing for his hometown team, even after the Vikings drafted him in the sixth round.
This week’s Athlete of the Week was ranked Class A’s top-ranked wrestler at 195 for most of the season. He’ll wrestle collegiately next year for the NDSU Bison, and racked up 31 pins in 45 wins this year.
But, for him, wrestling is a family affair.
Averaging 36.7 PPG (leads state) and 12.5 RPG