Zenon Konopka Signs 2-Year Deal With Minnesota Wild

UNIONDALE NY - DECEMBER 05: Zenon Konopka #28 of the New York Islanders pauses after a third period goal by the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Coliseum on December 5 2010 in Uniondale New York. The Flyers defeated the Islanders 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tough guy Zenon Konopka has signed a two-year contract with the Minnesota Wild according to a report from TSN. The unrestricted free agent played 55 games with the Ottawa Senators during the 2011-12 season. Financial terms were not immediately available.

Konopka made his NHL debut back in 2005-06 with the Anaheim Ducks. He bounced around between the AHL and NHL for several seasons before becoming a regular NHL player in the 2009-10 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He's also played for the New York Islanders.

The fourth-liner is known for his physical play and he's never shy to drop the gloves, but he's also a very skilled face off man, winning 58.9 percent of his draws with the Sens last season. He racked up 193 penalty minutes in 55 games.

Konopka earned $700,000 on a one-year deal signed with Ottawa in 2011-12.

For more on the Wild, check in with Hockey Wilderness and SB Nation Minnesota.

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