Wild extend Brodin: 6 years, $25 million

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The Minnesota Wild have signed Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension the club announced Sunday.

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the deal is worth $25 million.

Brodin, 21, has appeared in 126 NHL games for the Wild scoring scoring 10 goals and 31 points.

The defenseman joined Minnesota as a 19-year-old in 2012-13 and was the league’s youngest blue liner at the time. He was named to the All-Rookie team following the season.

“We are very excited to get Jonas Brodin signed through the 2020-21 season,” said GM Chuck Fletcher in a statement. “He 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. We’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.”

Brodin has an assist and a plus-5 rating through two games this season while averaging 22:25 in time on ice.

The Karlstad, Sweden native, who finished fourth in Calder Trophy voting in 2013,  was in the final year of his entry-level contract.

Brodin was Minnesota’s first-round selection (10th overall) at the 2011 NHL Draft.