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Brian Rolston signs with Minnesota

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St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Wild signed veteran forward Brian Rolston to a multi-year contract on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Rolston, an unrestricted free agent, spent the last four full seasons with the Boston Bruins. He notched 19 goals and 29 assists for just 48 points in 82 games during the 2003-04 campaign. The point production was his lowest in his four seasons with Boston. The 31-year-old native of Flint, Michigan has always been known as a solid two-way player. He has 16 shorthanded goals in the last three seasons, including a league-leading nine in 2001-02. "Brian is a very versatile player that can play both offense and defense," said Wild general manager Doug Risebrough. "He can play all three forward positions and has a strong winning and team background. We are excited to have him join the Minnesota Wild and continue to develop our team." Rolston began his 10-year NHL career with the New Jersey Devils during the lockout-shortened 1995 season and was a member of the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship team. That squad was coached by Jacques Lemaire, now the head coach of the Wild. Rolston, the 11th overall selection of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, has 190 goals and 432 points in 736 NHL games with New Jersey, Colorado and Boston.

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