By Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild have re-signed goalie Devan Dubnyk (DOOB’-nik) to a six-year contract.

Saturday’s announcement that they had inked the deal came a week after the Wild agreed to terms with Dubnyk, showing that they don’t believe his stellar play over the final four months of last season was a fluke. The deal cements the 29-year-old as Minnesota’s unquestioned man between the pipes for the foreseeable future.

Minnesota was languishing at 18-19-5 in mid-January in large part to its shaky goalies before it sent a third-round draft pick to Arizona for Dubnyk, who was a backup for the Coyotes after five uneven years at Edmonton.

Dubnyk posted a 1.78 goals-against average while starting 39 of the final 40 games as the Wild climbed back into the playoff picture.

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