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Josh Harding

30-Year-Old Goalie – Minnesota Wild

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Harding had an incredible season last year...or should we say, first half of the season. In 29 games, he posted a league-best .933 save percentage and a 1.65 goals against average. Those numbers would normally be a recipe for a top goaltending draft pick, but his situation i...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Illness    EST. RETURN:  3/1/2015
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 194   DOB: 6/18/1984
BORN: Regina, Saskatchewan   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #38 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Harding Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract with the Wild in June of 2012

December 17, 2014  –  Josh Harding News

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Harding has yet to return to practice at AHL Iowa since being hospitalized for dehydration after playing two periods Dec. 6, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The dehydration episode was related to his multiple sclerosis.

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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2005-06 21 4 2 1 0 1 2.59 8 83 75 .904
2006-07 22 7 3 2 1 1 1.16 7 174 167 .960
2007-08 23 29 11 15 2 1 2.94 77 838 761 .908
2008-09 24 19 3 9 1 0 2.20 32 453 421 .929
2009-10 25 25 9 12 0 1 3.05 66 692 626 .905
2011-12 27 NHL MIN 34 13 12 4 2 2.62 81 981 900 .917
2012-13 28 NHL MIN 5 1 1 0 1 3.24 10 73 63 .863
2013-14 29 NHL MIN 29 18 7 3 3 1.65 46 690 644 .933
2014-15 30 AHL IOW 2 0 1 0 0 3.36 6 75 69 .920
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Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 37:01 9:09
2013-14 57:30 4:37

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Josh Harding 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Dec. 20 NSH Did Not Play
Dec. 17 BOS Did Not Play
Dec. 16 at CHI Did Not Play
Dec. 13 at ARI Did Not Play
Dec. 11 at SJ Did Not Play
Dec. 9 NYI Did Not Play
Dec. 5 ANH Did Not Play
Dec. 3 MON Did Not Play
Nov. 29 STL Did Not Play
Nov. 28 at DAL Did Not Play
Nov. 26 LA Did Not Play
Nov. 24 at FLA Did Not Play
Nov. 22 at TB Did Not Play
Nov. 20 at PHI Did Not Play
Nov. 16 WPG Did Not Play
Nov. 15 at DAL Did Not Play
Nov. 13 BUF Did Not Play
Nov. 11 at NJ Did Not Play
Nov. 8 at MON Did Not Play
Nov. 6 at OTT Did Not Play
Nov. 4 PIT Did Not Play
Nov. 1 DAL Did Not Play
Oct. 30 SJ Did Not Play
Oct. 28 at BOS Did Not Play
Oct. 27 at NYR Did Not Play
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Oct. 25 TB Did Not Play
Oct. 23 ARI Did Not Play
Oct. 19 at LA Did Not Play
Oct. 17 at ANH Did Not Play
Oct. 11 at COL Did Not Play
Oct. 9 COL Did Not Play

Josh Harding: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harding left Saturday's game for AHL Iowa after two periods due to dehydration and is likely out indefinitely, as it's related to his multiple sclerosis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harding is expected to play at Charlotte for AHL Iowa on Saturday and Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harding is expected to make his first start for AHL Iowa Sunday at San Antonio, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harding was assigned to AHL Iowa after clearing waivers Tuesday, but he does not plan to report, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harding cleared waivers Tuesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

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The Wild activated Harding (foot) from IR on Monday and placed him on waivers.

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Harding (foot) is getting close to returning, Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harding (broken foot) has started taking shots before practices, but the Wild don't have a timetable for his return, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. “It’s almost like he’s just starting his summer routine, so how much time does he need to get his conditioning, to get his wind, to get his strength back and to get his movements back and how will the foot impact that?” GM Chuck Fletcher told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “So there’s still lots of questions.”

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Harding (broken foot) has been suspended by the Wild after suffering a broken right foot while kicking a wall following an off-ice altercation with a teammate, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harding broke his right foot while kicking a wall after an off-ice altercation with a teammate and is expected to miss at least two or three months, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harding has been ruled out indefinitely with a fractured right foot sustained in an off-ice incident Sept. 14.

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Wild GM Chuck Fletcher categorized the foot and ankle injury that Harding sustained earlier this week as "not short term," Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) before the start of last season and played just five regular season games as he struggled with issues related to the medication he used to treat his condition. However, he returned for the playoffs and started every game after Niklas Backstrom went down with a sports hernia. Harding responded with a solid 2.94 GAA against the eventual Stanley Cup champions. The playoff effort shows he has the skills to remain a top backup and could get more work this season as the Wild looks to reduce Backstrom's workload. However, the unpredictable nature of MS makes any prediction for his season difficult and continues to threaten his career.

2012-13

Last winter, Harding started the most games (30) in his NHL career while appearing in 34 total games and recording a 13-12-0 record with two shutouts. He has said he wants to be a starting netminder (and soon), but that may not happen in Minnesota with Niklas Backstrom still around. Then again, Backstrom missed 37 games last season because of injury, so that opportunity could be closer than we think. He'll start the season as the back-up, but if he's pressed into the starting job, Harding's value with get a serious boost, particularly with an improved squad in front of him. But for now, he’s a backup plan for both the Wild and most poolies.

2011-12

The Wild have been loyal to Harding since drafting him in the second round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, even though he's made just 83 appearances between the pipes in his career. Once billed as a top goalie prospect, Harding missed the entire 2010-11 campaign after sustaining a torn ACL/MCL in preseason action last September. Harding re-signed with the Wild this past offseason and is expected to be healthy for the 2011-12, reprising the role of backup netminder to starter Niklas Backstrom. Harding is not an attractive fantasy option given his propensity for injuries and limited role.

2010-11

Harding is a career backup, but an important one. At least that's what the Wild thought when they signed him to a one-year deal in July 2010. If No.1 netminder, Niklas Backstrom, ever goes down with an injury - a real possibility given his age (32) and injury history - Harding would have instant value. Of course, Harding had offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip, but he's expected to be ready to go when the season opens. Assuming he doesn't have to step in for Backstrom for an extended period of time, count on close to 25 starts, and a 2.5 (or higher) goals-against average with wins hard to come by for Mr. Harding in 2010-11.

2009-10

Harding put up numbers very similiar to Minnesota's starter Niklas Backstrom last season - though in a much smaller sample size - but doesn't figure to see more than 20-25 starts this season. He'd likely command a nice price on the trade market, so the Wild will likely be entertaining offers throughout the season for the netminder. If a trade does go down, Harding could slide into a starting spot.

2008-09

Harding is your prototypical backup goalie. His numbers won't drop jaws, but the netminder will certainly secure a stable NHL career if Backstrom ever suffers a significant injury -- or is traded. After all, experience is the only facet missing from his game. Several AHL teams have enjoyed Harding's services, but most notable was his time spent with the Houston Aeros, a team that he hadn't posted less than 17 wins with in three seasons. Although he did spell Backstrom for 29 games in 2007-08 playing for the Wild, it's important to understand that his value is currently limited to backup duty.

2007-08

Harding will serve as Minnesota's backup to Niklas Backstrom after the departure of Manny Fernandez. It's not hard to envision a scenario where Backstrom has a sophomore slump and Harding splits the workload in goal (as Manny Fernandez and Dwayne Roloson did for years under head coach Jacques Lemaire), especially after his strong rookie season (1.16 GAA in seven starts that included one shutout). He's a good sleeper as a result.

2006-07

He'll likely win the job as the backup to Manny Fernandez, but the platoon system is gone in Minnesota. Don't expect many starts.

2005-06

The top goaltending prospect in the Wild organization was the WHL Most Valuable Player for 2002-03. He won't get any playing time with the Wild this season as long as Manny Fernandez and Dwayne Roloson remain healthy, but he's a decent keeper prospect.