Former Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Mike Lundin is headed home to his native Minnesota after signing a new contract with the Minnesota Wild hockey club.
Lundin played 69 games with the Bolts last season, netting one goal and adding 11 assists: 12 points. He also had two points in the playoffs. Lundin also blocked 106 shots. He is expected to strengthen the Minnesota blue line, especially since the Wild traded away Brent Burns to San Jose on the night of the NHL entry draft.
The deal , worth $1-million, lasts only a year. But, given that Lundin puts in a great performance, blocking shots like he did in Tampa, the potential for a long-term contract with the Wild in the future is there – which could see Lundin playing as a top-four defenceman.
This is Minnesota’s first free-agent signing this off-season of a player from another team.
Follow on Twitter: @TampaBayWriting