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Josh Harding

29-Year-Old Goalie – Minnesota Wild

2013-14 NHL Stats

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18

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7

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3

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1.65

SV%

.933

2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 aft...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Illness    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2014
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 202   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

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Harding (illness) joined the team Wednesday for his first practice since January, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Josh Harding NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
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
2013-14 Proj 29 NHL MIN 26 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Josh Harding

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Josh Harding – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

57:30

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Josh Harding was on the ice for 57:30.

4:37

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Josh Harding was on the ice for 4:37 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 54:33 4:20
2012-13 37:01 9:09
2013-14 57:30 4:37

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Josh Harding 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Apr. 24 COL Did Not Play
Apr. 21 COL Did Not Play
Apr. 19 at COL Did Not Play
Apr. 17 at COL Did Not Play
Apr. 13 NSH Did Not Play
Apr. 10 STL Did Not Play
Apr. 8 BOS Did Not Play
Apr. 7 at WPG Did Not Play
Apr. 5 PIT Did Not Play
Apr. 3 at CHI Did Not Play
Mar. 31 at LA Did Not Play
Mar. 29 at PHO Did Not Play
Mar. 27 at STL Did Not Play
Mar. 26 VAN Did Not Play
Mar. 23 at DET Did Not Play
Mar. 22 DET Did Not Play
Mar. 20 at NJ Did Not Play
Mar. 18 at NYI Did Not Play
Mar. 17 at BOS Did Not Play
Mar. 15 CLS Did Not Play
Mar. 13 NYR Did Not Play
Mar. 11 EDM Did Not Play
Mar. 9 STL Did Not Play
Mar. 8 at DAL Did Not Play
Mar. 3 CGY Did Not Play
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Feb. 28 at VAN Did Not Play
Feb. 27 at EDM Did Not Play
Feb. 6 NSH Did Not Play
Feb. 4 TB Did Not Play
Feb. 1 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan. 30 at COL Did Not Play
Jan. 28 at ANH Did Not Play
Jan. 25 at SJ Did Not Play
Jan. 23 CHI Did Not Play
Jan. 21 at DAL Did Not Play
Jan. 18 DAL Did Not Play
Jan. 16 EDM Did Not Play
Jan. 14 OTT Did Not Play
Jan. 12 at NSH Did Not Play
Jan. 11 COL Did Not Play
Jan. 9 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan. 7 at LA Did Not Play
Jan. 4 WAS Did Not Play
Jan. 2 BUF Did Not Play
Dec. 31 STL 0 1 0 2.07 2 23 21 .913
Dec. 29 NYI 0 1 0 5.08 5 31 26 .839
Dec. 27 at WPG Did Not Play
Dec. 23 at PHI Did Not Play
Dec. 22 at NYR Did Not Play
Dec. 19 at PIT Did Not Play
Dec. 17 VAN 1 0 0 1.88 2 31 29 .935
Dec. 14 at COL 1 0 0 0.92 1 27 26 .963
Dec. 12 at SJ Did Not Play
Dec. 11 at ANH 0 1 0 2.07 2 31 29 .935
Dec. 8 SJ 1 0 0 1.00 1 38 37 .974
Dec. 6 at CLS Did Not Play
Dec. 5 CHI 1 0 0 3.05 3 19 16 .842
Dec. 2 PHI 1 0 0 0.00 0 21 21 1.000
Nov. 30 at COL 0 0 1 1.88 2 25 23 .920
Nov. 29 COL 0 1 0 2.03 2 20 18 .900
Nov. 27 PHO Did Not Play
Nov. 25 at STL Did Not Play
Nov. 23 at WPG Did Not Play
Nov. 20 at OTT 1 0 0 3.00 3 37 34 .919
Nov. 19 at MON 0 1 0 5.45 3 19 16 .842
Nov. 17 WPG 1 0 0 1.02 1 22 21 .955
Nov. 15 FLA 1 0 0 2.00 2 24 22 .917
Nov. 13 TOR 1 0 0 1.11 1 20 19 .950
Nov. 9 at CAR 1 0 0 1.85 2 29 27 .931
Nov. 7 at WAS 0 0 1 1.85 2 27 25 .926
Nov. 5 CGY 1 0 0 1.02 1 25 24 .960
Nov. 3 NJ 1 0 0 0.00 0 19 19 1.000
Nov. 1 MON 1 0 0 3.05 3 31 28 .903
Oct. 28 CHI Did Not Play
Oct. 26 at CHI Did Not Play
Oct. 24 CAR 1 0 0 1.50 1 21 20 .952
Oct. 22 NSH 1 0 0 0.00 0 16 16 1.000
Oct. 19 at FLA 0 0 1 0.94 1 22 21 .955
Oct. 17 at TB 0 1 0 2.03 2 29 27 .931
Oct. 15 at TOR 0 0 0 0.00 0 6 6 1.000
Oct. 14 at BUF 1 0 0 1.02 1 23 22 .957
Oct. 12 DAL 1 0 0 1.00 1 19 18 .947
Oct. 10 WPG 1 0 0 1.00 1 15 14 .933
Oct. 8 at NSH 0 1 0 1.28 1 20 19 .950
Oct. 5 ANH Did Not Play
Oct. 3 LA Did Not Play

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

Although Harding (illness) was able to skate Tuesday, his return this season remains unlikely, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Harding (illness) was back skating Tuesday, marking his first appearance on the ice since January, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harding (multiple sclerosis) will not join the Wild's non-Olympian players when they begin practicing again Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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The Wild are hopeful Harding can return this season despite a setback to his multiple sclerosis, but it may not be after the Olympic break. "We're hoping in the next couple weeks he feels better and we get to the point where he can return to practice with the team. That's his goal and our goal," GM Chuck Fletcher told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Harding did not join the Wild on the team's current four-game road trip because he's making changes in his treatment for multiple sclerosis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Although coach Mike Yeo hasn't provided an update on Harding's (illness) status, the belief is that the goalie won't be able to return until after the NHL breaks for the Winter Olympics, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Coach Mike Yeo said Harding (illness) wasn't feeling well Monday morning, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Harding (illness) has practiced four days in a row, but will not play Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harding (illness) skated with his teammates Tuesday morning, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Harding (illness) has been feeling better the past few days and has returned to the ice, head coach Mike Yeo said.

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Harding (illness) was placed on injured reserve by the Wild on Monday.

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Harding will miss his second game Saturday and third day in a row because he's not "feeling well," the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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2013-14

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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, hes 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.