Heading into his first full season with the Minnesota Wild Jason Pominville is just starting to feel comfortable in the State of Hockey.

Well he's going to start feeling at home in Minnesota because the Wild and has inked Pominville to a five-year contract extension.

The winger ranks tied for 19th in the NHL in assists (with Mikko Koivu) and 26th in scoring since the start of the 2007-08 season. He also ranks tied for ninth in the NHL with 530 games played since the start of the 2006-07 campaign. The 2012 NHL All-Star has recorded 465 points (189-276=465) including 43 power-play goals 21 game-winning tallies a plus-41 rating and 147 penalty minutes (PIM) in 588 regular season contests during nine seasons with Buffalo and Minnesota. The 2008 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Finalist has added 28 points (12-16=28) in 47 career NHL playoff games. He also recorded five points (2-3=5) in seven games for Team USA skating alongside Wild teammate Zach Parise at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

The 6-foot 185-pound native of Repentigny Que. collected 73 points (30-43=73) in 82 games in 2011-12 and added four points (1-3=4) in five playoff contests after being named the Sabres 16th full-time captain on Oct. 6 2011.