08:25 AM ET 07.07 | Colton Gillies, at long last, may become a permanent member of the Wild. The 2007 first-round draft pick, who already had the inside track to a job on the Wild next season, signed a contract Wednesday that makes a spot in Minnesota even more of a possibility. Gillies' two-year, $1.25 million pact is a one-way contract, meaning he would have to be paid his $600,000 NHL salary in the minors if he were to play there next season. A contract like that typically means the player is penciled into an NHL job. The 6-foot-4, 208-pounder from just outside Vancouver is a hard-hitting, fast, character forward who developed dramatically last season in Houston of the AHL under Mike Yeo, who is now the Wild's coach.