Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/19/14
ROSEVILLE, Minn. Matt Kassian agreed to represent the Minnesota Wild during the team's annual summer road tour visiting towns around the state and meeting with fans.Kassian's appearance on the road tour was a curious one. The 6-foot-4, 232-pound forward broke through for his first extended run in the NHL for Minnesota, which selected Kassian in the second round of the 2005 draft. But he was also scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent on Sunday.Kassian, 25, still went on the road tour and now he will be staying with the Wild as well. Kassian and Minnesota agreed to a two-year contract Thursday for a reported 1.55 million. The deal was announced as Kassian signed autographs for fans during the annual summer bash at the John Rose Oval in Roseville as the final stop of the summer road tour.With a franchise that has so many young prospects and salary cap room to maneuver, Kassian wanted to stay with Minnesota and now he has the chance."The organization is going in the right directio...
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