SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.
– Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Clayton Stoner
to a two-year contract extension thru the 2011-12 season.
“Stoner is a young defenseman that adds size and toughness to our defensive corps,” said Fletcher. “We are excited about his future with the Wild.”
Stoner, 25 (2/19/85), has recorded two assists and 12 penalty minutes (PIM) in eight games with Minnesota this season. He made his NHL debut Dec. 17 at Montreal and recorded his first NHL point with an assist Dec. 19 at Ottawa. Stoner is currently on Injured Reserve after undergoing successful sports hernia surgery Feb. 12 by Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck in Munich, Germany. He has notched 80 points (15-65=80), 407 PIM and a +24 rating in 283 games during five seasons with the Houston Aeros in the American Hockey League (AHL). The 6-foot-3, 225-pound native of Port McNeill, B.C., was the Wild’s third-round pick (79th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
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