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Minnesota Wild agree to extension with defenseman Alex Goligoski

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Feb 26, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Minnesota Wild defenseman Alex Goligoski (47) skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild agreed to a contract extension with veteran defenseman Alex Goligoski for an additional two seasons, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

Goligoski, currently in his 15th NHL season but first with his hometown Wild, is reportedly expected to make an average of $2 million per season.

The native of Grand Rapids, Minn., has two goals and 26 assists in 58 games with the Wild this season. He also has a career-high and team-best plus-34 plus/minus rating.

Goligoski, who turns 37 this summer, signed a one-year, $5 million deal last summer to join Minnesota — his fourth team in his career.

He has logged 85 goals and 372 assists for 457 points in 982 career games. Goligoski began as a second-round pick in 2004 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he played his first three-plus seasons (2007-08 to 2010-11). He was a member of the Penguins’ Stanley Cup-winning team in 2009.

Goligoski has also skated for the Dallas Stars (2010-11 to 2015-16) and the Arizona Coyotes (2016-17 to 2020-21).

–Field Level Media