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The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with goaltender Niklas Backstrom on a three-year contract, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced on Monday.Backstrom went 24-15-3 with a 2.48 goals-against average, a .909 save percentage and two shutouts in 42 games (41 starts) with Minnesota during the 2012-13 season. He tied for first in the NHL in wins, tied for fifth in games played and seventh in minutes played. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound native of Helsinki, Finland, established a franchise-record with an eight-game winning streak from March 14-30.
Despite his strong regular season, Backstrom didn't appear in a playoff game due to an injury suffered before Game 1 and underwent successful sports hernia surgery on May 16. The Wild were bounced out by the Chicago Blackhawks in five games.In his seven years with Minnesota, the 35-year-old Backstrom is 184-124-45 with a 2.43 GAA, a .917 save percentage. He is the franchise leader in wins, shutouts (38), shutout streak (157:44), games played, starts (358) and minutes played (21,149).
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The Minnesota Wild have re-signed goaltender Niklas Backstrom to a three-year contract, keeping the veteran from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
The deal was announced on Monday.
The 35-year-old Backstrom went 24-15-3 with a 2.48 goals against average, a .909 save percentage and two shutouts in 42 games last season for the Wild. He was hurt during warm-ups before the first...
After missing out on the chance to acquire Jonathan Bernier, the Minnesota Wild have signed Niklas Backstrom to a three-year, $10.25 million contract. The WIld were believed to be in the hunt for Bernier, but the Kings traded him to the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 23rd. Given the lack of other options out on the open market, the Wild elected to retain their winnigest goaltender...
The strength of any structure lies in its foundation. For most NHL franchises that foundation starts between the pipes. The Minnesota Wild sent a clear message on Monday that it does not wish to start any major restructuring of that foundation when it signed 35-year old goaltender, Niklas Backstrom to a 3-year, $10.25 million contract extension. Backstrom has spent his entire...
The Minnesota Wild have signed Niklas Backstrom to a three year contract extension. He was set to become a free agent on July 5th. Backstrom had a very solid season this year and could likely be rewarded for his success by getting named to the Finnish Olympic squad next season. Niklas Bäckström won the 1998 World Junior [...]
With Bernier off the market and Fluery likely staying put in Pittsburgh and Luongo's problems playing in St. Paul, the Minnesota Wild have, per Michael Russo, likely re-signed goaltender Niklas Backstrom for one more kick at the can. Probably the most reasonable thing to do given the lowered salary cap and the tight market for quality goaltending, especially given the fact that...
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Michael Russo suggests that the Minnesota Wild won't be getting into the goaltending revolving door sweepstakes this summer as they're about to re-sign Niklas Backstrom:
The Wild is close to inking its winningest goalie in franchise history. Assistant GM Brent Flahr told me on KFAN this morning that talks have been positive lately between...
According to Michael Russo, beat writer for the Star and Tribune, the Minnesota Wild have resigned their starting goalie Niklas Backstrom to a new three-year deal worth 10.25 million. For the people that aren’t good at math, that’s 3.42 per year for Nik.
With the signing of Backstrom, the Wild now have $3,321,132.00 in cap space left and still have to sign forward Cal...
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The trade of Jonathan Bernier to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the re-signing...
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Toronto fans, apparently, don’t care for the Boston Bruins.
The Wild re-signed goalie Niklas Backstrom.
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