Posted October 03, 2013

Minnesota Wild, Jason Pominville agree to five-year, $28-million extension

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Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville signed a five-year deal worth $28 million. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Forward Jason Pominville had 14 goals and 20 assists last season. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Wild signed forward Jason Pominville to a five-year extension worth $28 million, the team announced Thursday.

Pominville, 30, has 465 points in nine seasons with the Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota.

Last season, Pominville had 14 goals and 20 assists in 47 games, and 30 goals with 43 assists in his last full season with Buffalo, in 2011-12.

The Wild acquired him last season in a trade deadline move, and he is expected to be on a top line with Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise this season.

The Wild begin their regular season tonight at home against the Los Angeles Kings.

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