Looks like Jason Pominville was interested in staying in Minnesota for the long haul. Reports say the former Buffalo Sabres captain has signed a 5-year extension with the Wild today. Pominville got what he wanted in terms of when the extension was going to get done, but as of now, no financial information has been disclosed, although it seems the Pominville party was looking for something north of 5 million per year.
EDIT: Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) reports an AAV of $5.6 million. So that would make 28 million for 5 years.
As no one seems to have much time on their hands right now, here is the Wild's official release. (Thank you Aaron Sickman, Carly Peters and the Minnesota Wild organization):
MINNESOTA WILD SIGNS JASON POMINVILLE TO FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSIONSAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Jason Pominville to a five-year contract extension, through the 2018-19 season.Pominville, 30 (11/30/82), ranks tied for 19th in the NHL in assists (with Mikko Koivu) and 26th in scoring since the start of the 2007-08 season. He also ranks tied for ninth in the NHL with 530 games played since the start of the 2006-07 campaign. The 2012 NHL All-Star has recorded 465 points (189-276=465), including 43 power-play goals, 21 game-winning tallies, a plus-41 rating and 147 penalty minutes (PIM) in 588 regular season contests during nine seasons with Buffalo and Minnesota. The 2008 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Finalist has added 28 points (12-16=28) in 47 career NHL playoff games. He also recorded five points (2-3=5) in seven games for Team USA, skating alongside Wild teammate Zach Parise at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.The 6-foot, 185-pound native of Repentigny, Que., collected 73 points (30-43=73) in 82 games in 2011-12 and added four points (1-3=4) in five playoff contests after being named the Sabres 16th full-time captain on Oct. 6, 2011. He tallied nine points (4-5=9) in 10 games with Minnesota after being acquired in a trade from Buffalo on April 3, 2013.A limited number of single-game tickets are available for most Wild home games. More information on season tickets and single-game tickets is available at wild.com, or by contacting a Wild Ticket Sales Representative at 651-222-WILD.Visit wild.com/pressbox for the latest news and information from the team including press releases, game notes, postgame notes, multimedia content and daily statistics.-- WILD --
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