Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed goalie Manny Fernandez to a multi-year contract.
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“The Wild’s commitment to Manny and his commitment to the team are based upon his play this season and his performance with the Wild ever since he started the first home game in team history on October 11, 2000,” Risebrough said. “We see this as a step that will continue to improve our team and help take us to the next level.”
Fernandez, 31 (8/27/74), is in the midst of his most productive NHL season, establishing a new career-best for wins in a season with 23 and ranking among the league leaders in goals-against-average and save percentage. Fernandez entered Friday’s games ranked third in the league with a .924 save percentage and fifth with a 2.20 GAA.
Fernandez was originally acquired by the Wild along with Brad Lukowich from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a third round selection in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth round selection in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was selected by Quebec in the third round (52nd overall) of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.