Minnesota Wild’s Future Looks Bright After Jason Pominville Contract Extension

October 7th, 2013 by Tom Schreier Leave a reply »

Jason Pominville signed a five-year, $28 million contract with the Minnesota Wild last week, meaning that the team’s entire top line, which also consists of Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu, is signed through 2017-18.

Keeping the top line together is a good sign for the Wild. Not only do they avoid losing two prospects and two picks for only a little over a year of service from Pominville, but they also have three leaders on their top line.

Pominville was the captain of the Buffalo Sabres when he was traded to Minnesota, Parise was the captain of the Devils before arriving in the Twin Cities and Koivu is the current captain of the Wild.

On a team that has a lot of young players in big roles—namely Nino Niederreiter, Charlie Coyle, Jonas Brodin and Mikael Granlund—it is nice to have a top line that all have strong leadership qualities. Along with Ryan Suter, an alternate captain, Parise, Koivu and Pominville are the leaders in the locker room and will be productive players on the ice.

Parise is one of the best two-way players in the game, Koivu is an elite playmaker and Pominville has h ...

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