Nino Signs 5 Year Extension with the Wild

Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter (22) at the Minnesota Wild media day Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)

The Wild were able to lock down one of their targeted restricted free agents on Sunday. Nino Niederreiter will be a member of the Wild for 5 more years and he will make $26.25 Million in the process.

Nino played all 82 games for the second year in a row while contributing career highs in just about every category via

  • Goals: 25
  • Assists: 32
  • Points: 57
  • +/-: 17

Here are some Nino highlights to get you jacked up for hockey season via

The Wild have two restricted free agents left on the roster. Mikael Granlund will be Fletcher’s top priority. Newly acquired Marcus Foligno is also a RFA but is expected to sign. The Wild, per usual, will be very tight against the cap. If a deal can’t be signed by Friday then an arbitration hearing is scheduled.

Here are some additional notes from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune.

Eric Strack
Minnesota Sports Fan @RealMNSportsFan

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