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Minnesota Wild re-sign goaltender Josh Harding

Wednesday, 07.29.2009 / 11:42 AM / 2009 NHL Offseason News

NHL.com

ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Josh Harding on a one-year contract prior to a scheduled arbitration hearing in Toronto.
 
Harding, 25 (6/18/84), appeared in 19 games, including 11 starts, with the Wild in 2008-09, going 3-9-1 with a 2.21 GAA and .929 save percentaget. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound native of Regina, Sask., has appeared in 58 NHL games (43 starts) for Minnesota in parts of four seasons, going 19-27-4 with a 2.49 GAA, a .920 save percentage and three shutouts.

Harding was Minnesota's second-round pick (No. 38 overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
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