Wild Sign Jonas Brodin to Seven Year Contract
On August 15, the Wild announced that they’d be signing defenceman Jonas Brodin to a seven-year extension worth $6 million a season. The Swedish born player had come off of his best season for the Wild. In 69 games played he notched two goals and 26 assists for a career high 28 points. This season’s performance had solidified him as a top-four option for the Wild. This past postseason Brodin also played in all four games and notched two assists, as well.
A shutdown defender, Brodin has proven to be an integral part of the Minnesota blue line. Having been stuck in a cycle of mediocrity for a while, this signing comes at the right time for the Wild. Coming off of a postseason appearance with two assists to his name, Brodin will take on a bigger role.
What This Means for The Future
Brodin will be a key player for the Wild in this next chapter of their franchise. They look to be coming out of it of late, but have been stuck in the middle of the league’s standings for countless years. With the increased production of Luke Kunin, Kevin Fiala, and the arrival of Kirill Kaprizov, the Wild are looking for a breakout season this winter.
Brodin still has one more year remaining on his current contract. The Wild have just north of $13 million in cap space to sign free agents and make trades. With the return of head coach Dan Evason, the team is looking to build on their success from this past season. They will have a young cast of players to work with this year. It’s starting to look like the team’s worst years are far behind them.