Minnesota enforcer to get about $3.3M

Updated: March 2, 2004, 12:14 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Left wing Matt Johnson signed a three-year contract extension worth about $3.3 million with the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

Johnson, the team's all-time leader in penalty minutes with 672, would have been eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Johnson -- who has served four games of a five-game suspension for slashing Vancouver's Matt Cooke on Feb. 19 -- has 20 points (13 goals, seven assists) in 218 career games with the Wild.

He has five goals and one assist this season.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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