National Hockey League News
Wild bring in Hill
Jul 6, 2007, 21:20 GMT
St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Wild on Friday signed defenseman Sean Hill to a one-year contract.
Hill, though, will miss the first 19 games of the season due to a suspension.
Towards the end of last season, Hill became the first NHL player to be suspended for the use of a performance-enhancing substance. He maintains that he never knowingly took a performance enhancer and appealed the suspension, but the 20-game suspension was upheld by the league and he served one game in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals when he was a member of the New York Islanders.
A 14-year NHL veteran, he has also laced the skates for Montreal, Anaheim, Ottawa, Carolina, St. Louis and Florida.
In 841 games, the 37-year-old Duluth, MN native has 60 goals and 229 assists with 976 penalty minutes.
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