While it's too early to predict if today's signing of free agent German goaltender Dennis Endras will will yield the same results as the arrival of Backstrom, Wild Director of Professional Scouting Blair Mackasey is very excited about the newest addition to the team's goaltending corps.
"Dennis is very athletic and competitive," said Mackasey, who saw Endras play at the 2010 IIHF World Championship. "He had an outstanding season last year, and we're excited to land him. Right now, he gives us depth at the goaltender position and in time, he should develop into a starting NHL goalie."
Endras joins the Wild on a one-year, two-way contract for the 2010-2011 season. He was highly sought after coming off a spectacular showing at the World Championship held in his home country of Germany.