Minnesota Wild extend defenseman Jonas Brodin through 2027-28 season

FILE - Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) is shown in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Denver. The Wild have signed Brodin to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Photo: AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File. FILE - Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) is shown in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Denver. The Wild have signed Brodin to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: September 15, 2020 02:54 PM
Created: September 15, 2020 01:27 PM

Tuesday, the Minnesota Wild announced a seven-year contract extension for defenseman Jonas Brodin.

Brodin will make $42 million ($6 million a year) over that span, according to Wild general manager Bill Guerin. The contract will begin with the 2021-2022 season and go through the 2027-2028 season.

Brodin, 27, tallied 28 points, a plus-15 rating, 24 penalty minutes and 112 blocked shots in 69 games with Minnesota last year, according to the team. He also set career highs in points and assists in the 2019-2020 season. Brodin led the team in blocked shots and shorthanded points.

The Sweden-native owns 146 points, a plus-47 rating, 162 PIM and 890 blocked shots in 555 career NHL games during his eight seasons with Minnesota. He ranks third in plus/minus rating, fourth in blocked shots and assists and fifth in scoring in the franchise's history amongst team defensemen.


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