The Minnesota Wild have taken care of all of their restricted free agents. Their final RFA, Mathew Dumba, signed a two year deal with the club on Wednesday. The deal is worth $5.1 million, for an AAV of $2.55 million per season.
Matt Dumba’s contract ($2.55 million AAV) breaks down as $2.35 million this upcoming season and $2.75 million the following season. #MNWild
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) July 28, 2016
Mathew Dumba Signs Two Year Deal
Dumba is coming off a season where he hit career highs in just about every offensive category, as well as some defensive ones. He played in all but one game this past regular season, tallying 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points. Dumba ranked second among all Wild defencemen in goals scored, while ranking third in scoring. He also added two assists in six playoff games.
The defenceman was taken by the Wild during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. In 152 regular season games, Dumba has recorded 19 goals and 25 assists for a total 44 career points. In 16 playoff games, he has two goals and four assists for six points.
Before coming to the NHL, Dumba spent parts of four seasons with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League where he scored 51 goals and 76 assists. He was named the WHL’s rookie of the year after the 2010-11 season. His rights were traded to the Portland Winterhawks in 2013. With the Hawks he tallied eight goals and 16 assists.
The defenceman was also a part of a Canadian team that won the gold medal during the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Dumba, as captain, scored five goals and seven assists in seven games.
Dumba is looking to establish himself on the Wild blue line. The 2015-16 season was the first that he spent the whole year with the club. At just 22 years of age there’s still plenty of room for him to grow into the top pairing defenceman that he was projected to be. This move also secures Dumba’s short-term future with the club.
with Matt Dumba signed…#Wild tentative Breakdown:
Proj. Cap: $70.83M
Proj. Space: $2.16M
Roster: 21 (12/7/2)
* No RFA’s remaining
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 28, 2016
ST PAUL, MN – OCTOBER 28: Mathew Dumba #55 of the Minnesota Wild controls the puck during the game against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 28, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)