Wild and Granlund Agree to Extension Before Friday Deadline

ST PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 27: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild scores the game-winning goal against Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in overtime on February 27, 2017 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Kings 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

After signing Nino Niederreiter to a 5-year extension a few days ago, the Wild have locked up Mikael Granlund for 3-years (broken by Michael Russo – Star Tribune). Granlund will make $17.25 Million over the 3 years and will take up $5.75M of the remaining $10.5M in cap-space the Wild have. They now sit with about $4.7M to finish out the roster, which includes signing newly-acquired Foligno, according to fletcher:

“We’ll get a deal done with Foligno and then see what we have left, and if it makes sense to bring somebody else in, we will,” – Fletcher (Russo Article)

Granlund is 25 years old and finished last year as the Wild’s point leader with 69 (43 assists/26 goals). According to Russo, Granlund and his agent wanted a 3 year deal so Granlund can have the possibility of cashing in when he is 28.

Here are some highlights of Granlund earning his new deal:

Eric Strack
Minnesota Sports Fan

Sources: Michael Russo – StarTribune
Video Source: PuLaHo Highlights
Photo: Pioneer Press

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