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MN Wild Sign Pominville to 5-Year Extension

Updated: 10/03/2013 12:40 PM
Created: 10/03/2013 11:53 AM KSTP.com
By: Maricella Miranda

The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Jason Pominville to a five-year contract extension.
    
The Wild announced the signing on Thursday in advance of the team's season opener against the Los Angeles Kings. Terms were not disclosed.
    
Pominville came to Minnesota from Buffalo last year in a trade for well-regarded prospects Matt Hackett and Johan Larsson. Pominville had four goals and five assists in 10 games for the Wild last season before the 2012 All-Star went down with a concussion.

Pominville, 30, ranks tied for 19th in the NHL in assists and 26th in scoring since the start of the 2007-08 season, according to the team. He also ranks tied for ninth in the NHL with 530 games played since the start of the 2006-07 campaign.

The 2012 NHL All-Star has recorded 465 points (189-276=465), including 43 power-play goals, 21 game-winning tallies, a plus-41 rating and 147 penalty minutes in 588 regular season contests during nine seasons with Buffalo and Minnesota. The 2008 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Finalist has added 28 points (12-16=28) in 47 career NHL playoff games. He also recorded five points (2-3=5) in seven games for Team USA, skating alongside Wild teammate Zach Parise at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

Pominville is a 6-foot, 185-pound native of Repentigny, Quebec. He collected 73 points (30-43=73) in 82 games in 2011-12 and added four points (1-3=4) in five playoff contests after being named the Sabres 16th full-time captain on Oct. 6, 2011. He tallied nine points (4-5=9) in 10 games with Minnesota after being acquired in a trade from Buffalo on April 3, 2013.
   
Getting the deal done before the season started was a priority both for Pominville and the Wild.

The Associate Press contributed to this story.

Jason Pominville
Photo: Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Minnesota Wild

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