The Minnesota Wild have agreed to a five year extension with right winger Jason Pominville. The new deal is reportedly worth $28 million. Like many other teams, the Wild managed to keep a player before they became free agents at the end of this season, as Pominville would have become an unrestricted free agent.
Pominvile has only been a member of the organization for just about half a year, as he was acquired through a trade with the Buffalo Sabres. While in Buffalo, he accounted for four goals and five assists in just 10 games.
In the first game of the season, against the Los Angles Kings, Jason Pominville played 25:16 of total ice time, which was third behind D Ryan Suter (30:16) and D Jonas Brodin (26:49). He also put one shot on goal, albeit didn’t in. The Minnesota Wild ultimately lost to the Kings in a shootout, 3-2.
The Wild’s next game will take place at tomorrow at Xcel Energy Center, as they take on the Anaheim Ducks, who lost to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. Both teams will be looking for their first win of the season. But now hat we are back underway with a full schedule, there is no need to worry about wins and losses at this very moment, although it’s definitely nice to start the season on a high note.