Burns, 21, skated in a career-high 72 games for Minnesota last
season, averaging 14-plus minutes of ice time, scoring four goals
and tallying 12 assists. He will make $775,000 in 2006-07 and
$875,000 in 2007-08.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound native of Ontario, who was the Wild's
first-round draft pick in 2003, has bounced back and forth between
right wing and defense in his two NHL seasons.