The Minnesota Wild re-signed an important part of their goaltending tandem Wednesday by agreeing to a one-year contract with Josh Harding.
The 26-year-old Harding has served as a backup to Niklas Backstrom during parts of five seasons in the NHL, posting a career record of 28-39-4 with a 2.66 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.
Harding, a second-round pick by Minnesota in 2002, went 9-12-0 with a 3.05 GAA and .905 save percentage last season. He posted career highs of 11 wins and 29 games played during the 2007-08 season.
I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.
— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas