Matt Cooke

Wild Boost Blue Line
Wild Boost Blue Line
With precious little space left under the salary cap, the Minnesota Wild were looking for another experienced, puck-moving defenseman. Keith Ballard was seeking a fresh start, and thus the match was made. The Wild signed Ballard to a two-year, $3 million contract on Friday and also re-signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a three-year, $8 million contract.