Wild re-sign enforcer Boogaard, add Radivojevic

Updated: July 6, 2006, 3:21 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild re-signed enforcer Derek Boogaard on Thursday and also signed Philadelphia right wing Branko Radivojevic.

The 24-year-old Boogaard recorded a team-high 158 penalty minutes in 65 games as a rookie last year, emerging as one of the league's top brawlers. The 6-foot-7, 250-pound winger had two goals and six points and ranked 12th in the league, first among rookies, in penalty minutes.

Radivojevic had eight goals and 14 points in 64 games with the Flyers last season. He had his best season in 2002-03 when he had 12 goals and 27 points in 79 games for the Phoenix Coyotes.

He joins fellow Slovaks Marian Gaborik and Pavol Demitra with the Wild.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed.


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