Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/07/07 at 04:24 PM ET
Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed goaltender Niklas Backstrom to a multi-year contract.
“Niklas’ character, his ability to adapt to the NHL and to a changing role, and his steadiness of play made him an increasingly valuable piece of our team,” said Risebrough. “Since Day 1 goaltending has been the foundation of our team, and, with Niklas re-signed, we are confident that that position will remain one of depth.”
added 3:51pm, According to the Star Tribune,
The Wild signed goalie Niklas Backstrom to a 2-year, $6.2 million contract today. The deal contains a limited no-trade clause, which means Backstrom can’t be traded during the first year of the contract.
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