Wild Re-Sign Harding to 3-Year Contract
The Minnesota Wild signed goaltender Josh Harding to a 3-year $5.7 Million contract extension Tuesday. Harding would have become a unrestricted free agent next month. The 28-year old Harding has been a backup throughout his NHL career behind 34-year old Niklas Backstrom. Backstrom is entering the final year of his contract and will turn 35 in February.
Harding was 13-12-4 with a 2.62 goals against average and a .917 save percentage in 34 appearances and 30 starts in 2011-2012.