SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.
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-- Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Tomas Mojzis (pronounced MOI-shihsh) to a 2008-09 contract.
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Mojzis, 26 (5/2/82), posted four points (2-2=4) and 38 penalty minutes (PIM) in 28 games with Sibir Novosibirsk of the Russian Continental League in 2007-08. Mojzis has played 13 NHL games with Vancouver and St. Louis, totaling two points (1-1=2) and 12 PIM. He made his NHL debut Feb. 4, 2006, at Edmonton and scored his first NHL goal March 24, 2007, at Detroit. Mojzis was a first-team Canadian Hockey League (CHL) All-Star for the 2002-03 season.
The 6-foot, 195-pound native of Kolin, Czech Republic, was Toronto’s eighth-round pick (246th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.