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JONAS BRODIN GETS A LENGTHY NEW CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA WILD

Defenceman Jonas Brodin has just signed a lucrative new contract with the Minnesota Wild. The 27-year-old, who would have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season, has signed on for seven years at a total of $42 million. That's an average annual value of $6 million per season. It's a nice raise from the $4.17 million per season he is currently making.

According to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, the new deal "includes a no-move clause which kicks in right away with the signing and carries through Year 4 of the deal. Then there's no clause at all from Years 5-7."

Brodin is a former first-round pick (10th overall) of the Wild back in 2011. He's played a total of 555 regular season games throughout his career, amassing 30 goals and 146 points.



Brodin tallied 28 points (2-26=28), a plus-15 rating, 24 penalty minutes (PIM) and 112 blocked shots in 69 games with Minnesota in 2019-20, setting set career highs in points and assists. He led the team in blocked shots and shorthanded points (2), ranked second in plus/minus and fourth in assists. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound native of Sweden blocked a career-high seven shots against Edmonton (Feb. 21) and tied his career best with a plus-4 rating against Detroit (Feb. 27). Brodin recorded two assists at Tampa (Dec. 5) to become the sixth defenseman in team history to reach 100 assists.

Many fans are now wondering what this means for teammate and fellow blueliner Matt Dumba, who's $6 million per season deal is up in two more seasons. Rumours are swirling that Minnesota is shopping the 26-year-old.





TIM TUCKER
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020  (14H15)
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