A season after Havlat went on a playoff run with the Chicago Blackhawks, Havlat signed a 6-year deal with the Minnesota Wild.
He didn't fare too well in his first season with the Wild, as he posted only 18 goals and 54 points, which was a far cry from his best statistical season of his career the year before in Chicago. Havlat had career highs in goals (29), assists (48), and points (77) in the 2008-09 season before Chicago refused to re-sign the forward to more than a one-year deal.
This is possibly due to Havlat's extensive injury history. The 2008-09 season was the first season in Havlat's career in which he eclipsed the 80 games played mark, playing 81.
Minnesota took that gamble, and Havlat played through most of the season, playing 73 games.
Havlat should develop some chemistry with his teammates and carry it into a better season in 2010-11.