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Wild give Brodin 6-year extension

The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Sunday. In two games this season, the 21-year-old Brodin has an assist and a plus-5 rating while averaging 22:25 of ice time. He has 10 goals a...

The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Sunday.

In two games this season, the 21-year-old Brodin has an assist and a plus-5 rating while averaging 22:25 of ice time. He has 10 goals and 21 assists with a plus-8 rating in 126 career regular season NHL games with Minnesota.

Brodin set career highs with 79 games played, eight goals, 11 assists, 19 points, 22 penalty minutes, three power-play goals, 74 shots, 117 blocked shots, 33 hits and an average of 23:54 of ice time per game last season.

โ€œWe are very excited to get Jonas Brodin signed through the 2020-21 season,โ€ general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. โ€œHe is one of the premier young defensemen in the NHL and has played a huge role on our team since entering the league as a 19-year-old. Weโ€™re confident that his game will continue to evolve in all areas and he will be a valuable part of our core for years to come.โ€

Brodin led all rookies in ice time (23:12) in 2012-13 and was named to the 2013 NHL All-Rookie Team. He finished fourth in the Calder Memorial Trophy voting, first amongst rookie defensemen.

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The Wild drafted Brodin with the No. 10 overall pick in 2011.

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