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 don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.
— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday