Minnesota Wild sign centre Nathan Smith

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild have signed AHL center Nathan Smith to a one-year deal.

The Wild made the announcement on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Smith has played in 21 NHL games with Pittsburgh and Vancouver, including four playoff games with the Canucks in 2007.

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Last year, he had six goals and 10 assists in 44 games for Colorado’s AHL affiliate.