Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville (29) skates past Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd (16) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - He's no longer a short term "rental".
The Minnesota Wild announced Thursday that forward Jason Pominville to a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2018-19 season.
Pominville came to the Wild late last season and showed scoring flair before suffering a concussion that limited his ice time. The 30-year-old ranks tied for 19th in the NHL in assists with teammate Mikko Koivu, and 26th in scoring since the start of the 2007-08 season.
The 2012 NHL All-Star, former captain of the Buffalo Sabres, has recorded 465 points over his career 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.
Pominville is paired with left wing Zach Parise and center Mikko Koivu on the Wild's top line, and is expected to provide significant scoring punch for the club.
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