It's not Guillaume Latendresse but the Minnesota Wild did make a move yesterday, signing popular enforcer Matt Kassian to a two-year, $1.15 million contract. From Wild.com
The 25 year old is the type of player that any team in the NHL would like to have in the locker room, but the Wild made sure to retain his services and Kassian is glad to be a part of the organization’s future.Kassian, a second round pick by Minnesota in 2005, made his NHL debut in 2010-11 but had his biggest cup of coffee with the Wild last year replacing Brad Staubitz. The 25 year-old scored two goals (both against Montreal) in 24 games and compiled an even 55 penalty minutes. Matt's contract is a one-way and follows the pattern of the previous enforcer.
“It’s fantastic, I couldn’t be any happier,” Kassian said. “This is where I wanted to be and I’m glad to get something worked out.”
In addition to being laying on the bambam to NHL opponents, Kassian is Minnesota's most intriguing athlete Twitter follow almost to the point where the deal is worth it just for that reason. #fiveslist