Jared Spurgeon, Wild Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

December 21st, 2015 by Daniel Kramer Leave a reply »

The Minnesota Wild announced Monday they’ve signed Jared Spurgeon to a four-year extension worth $20.75 million, keeping their top defenseman in the fold.

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Spurgeon Signs Extension Through 2020 Monday, Dec. 21 The extension increases Spurgeon's salary from $2.66 million to $5.19 million per year, a figure that currently ranks 34th-highest among NHL defensemen, per Spotrac.

He'll also have a limited no-trade clause over the final three years, according to Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.   

The team's top defenseman was the first of three key impending free agents to sign an extension, while fellow defender Matt Dumba and left winger Jason Zucker are still in line to become restricted free agents this offseason.

While Spurgeon’s deal is handsome considering the Wild still must address other personnel, Jason Feldman of the Post-Bulletin believes it was deserved:   

The Wild have 13 players on their current roster inked past next year, per Spotrac, and general manager Chuck Fletcher will be w ...

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