Backstrom Re-Signs with Wild

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Andy King/NHLI via Getty Images(ST. PAUL, Minn.) — Niklas Backstrom is staying in Minnesota.

The 35-year-old goaltender signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild Monday.

According to, 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.”

Backstrom has played his entire seven-year NHL career for the Wild. He appeared in 42 games last season posting a 24-14-3 record with a .909 save percentage, 2.48 goals-against average and two shutouts.

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