Minnesota Wild Re-Signs G Josh Harding to Three-Year Contract 20 Jun 12

SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed goaltender Josh Harding to a three-year contract.

Harding, 28 (6/18/84), went 13-12-4 with a 2.62 GAA (goals against average), a .917 SV% and two shutouts in 34 appearances (30 starts) in 2011-12, his first action after missing the 2010-11 season with a knee injury suffered Sept. 24, 2010, at St. Louis. The 6-foot-1, 199-pound native of Regina, Sask., has appeared in 117 games making 95 starts for Minnesota in parts of six NHL seasons, going 41-51-8 with a 2.65 GAA, a .916 SV% and six shutouts. All-time at home, Harding is 22-11-2 with a 2.12 GAA, a .926 SV% and three shutouts. He ranks fourth on the team’s all-time ledger in games played, wins and shutouts. Harding was selected by the Wild in the second round (No. 38 overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.