The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Guillaume Latendresse to a two-year contract extension worth $2.5 million per season.
Latendresse blossomed in Minnesota last season after coming over in a trade from the Montreal Canadiens. After posting two goals and one assist in 23 games with Montreal, Latendresse was dealt to the Wild on Nov. 23 for Benoit Pouliot. Latendresse responded by scoring 25 goals and 12 assists in 55 games with Minnesota.
The 6'2", 230 lb. native of Ste-Catherine, Quebec is entering his fifth NHL season. He was drafted by the Canadiens in the second round of the 2005 draft.