Former Blaine HS, St. Cloud St. Forward Matt Hendricks on Signing With Hometown Wild

July 10, 2018 04:49 PM

Matt Hendricks, 37, recently signed a 1-year, $700K deal to play for the hometown Wild. Hendricks starred at Blaine high school in the late 90s then went on to have success at St. Cloud St.

KSTP's Darren Wolfson caught up with Hendricks on Tuesday.

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***Click the video box above to see an interview with Hendricks and highlights from his time with the Jets last year***

Hendricks had five goals and eight assists in 60 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season. He also has played for Edmonton, Washington, Colorado and Nashville. Hendricks has 54 goals and 59 assists in 581 career games. He was a fifth-round pick of the Predators in 2000.

Wild general manager Paul Fenton was on the Nashville staff that drafted Hendricks and Wild coach Bruce Boudreau also coached Hendricks in Washington and in the minor leagues.

Hendricks said that he sees his role as the 12th or 13th forward, and that he can be a valuable voice in the locker room.

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