ST. PAUL (AP) -- Defenseman Chris McAlpine signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
McAlpine played in 21 games for the Los Angeles Kings last season before hernia surgery ended his season.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound defenseman had six goals, 24 assists and 245 penalty minutes in 289 career NHL games with New Jersey, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.
The Roseville native was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the seventh round of the 1990 draft. McAlpine played four seasons at the University of Minnesota.
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