The 35-year-old goaltender signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild Monday.
According to ESPN.com, the deal is worth $10.25 million. Backstrom will receive $2.5 million in 2013-14, $3.75 million for 2014-15 and $4 million in 2015-16.
“Our first priority was to resign Nik,” Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told the team’s website. “He’s been a model of consistency over his career. We found a way to give him some security in terms of a three-year deal and in exchange he was willing to work with us in terms of our cap situation and give us a cap number that is very workable for not just this year, but going forward. It’s a win-win.”
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com