NEWS: Minnesota Wild Sign Former Blackhawks Martin Havlat

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IJuly 2, 2009

CHICAGO - MAY 24:  Martin Havlat #24 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on in the first period against the Detroit Red Wings during Game Four of the Western Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 24, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Media outlets are reporting that the Minnesota Wild have agree to a six-year, $30 million contract with former Chicago Blackhawks wing Martin Havlat.

Havlat, 28, had a solid season in Chicago, scoring 77 points. He has dealt with health issues in the past, but was able to play in 81 regular season games last year.

Chicago fans will remember a handful of clutch, game-winning goals from Havlat in the memorable 2009 playoffs. But, with the Blackhawks acquiring Marian Hossa on Wednesday, Havlat wasn't asked back to Chicago.

Minnesota, meanwhile, is replacing a departed star of their own. Marian Gaborik signed with the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

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