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. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the club has signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension that begins with the 2021-22 season and goes through 2027-28.

Brodin, 27, tallied 28 points 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 rating and fourth in assists.

Brodin has played in 171 consecutive games for the Wild, the longest active streak on the team.

He owns 146 points, a plus-47 rating, and 890 blocked shots in 555 career NHL games during eight seasons with Minnesota.

Minnesota selected Brodin in the first round (10th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Last Friday the Wild acquired center Nick Bjugstad from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional selection in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. As part of the trade, the Penguins are retaining a portion of Bjugstad’s salary for the 2020-21 season.


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