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The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Clayton Stoner to a two-year contract extension.
The Wild announced the move on Thursday. The 27-year-old Stoner is one member of a rebuilding defense corps that the Wild hopes to improve in front of goaltender Niklas Backstrom next season.
Stoner had one goal and four assists in 51 games for the Wild last season. He led the team in plus-minus rating during an injury-plagued season and impressed coaches with his physical play on the blue line.
He was a third-round pick of the Wild in 2004 and first started to show promise in the 2010-11 when he played in 57 games and led the team in plus-minus rating with a plus-5.
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Despite an injury prone career, the Minnesota Wild felt that defenseman Clayton Stoner is important enough to factor into their future plans.
Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced Tuesday that the club has re-signed Stoner to a two-year contract extension.
Stoner, 27, missed 32 games in 2011-12 with a myriad of injuries, but still led the team's defensemen and was third...
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The Minnesota Wild have reached an agreement to partner with the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears as affiliates beginning in October.
Solar Bears partners Jason Siegel, Joe Haleski and Bob Ohrablo, as well as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Wild Assistant to the General Manager Jim Mill announced the partnership Thursday in Orlando.
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