Wild sign F Granlund to 3-year contract

Aug 1, 2017 - 10:25 PM The Minnesota Wild and forward Mikael Granlund agreed to terms on a three-year, $17.25 million contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Granlund, who was a restricted free agent, will receive $5.25 million in 2017-18, $5.5 million in 2018-19 and $6.5 million in 2019-20.

Granlund had 26 goals and 69 points in 81 games last season. He had just 12 penalty minutes and finished third in balloting for the Lady Byng trophy, which goes to the player who combines sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct with a high standard of play.

"Mikael has been an important part of our club for the last five years, and he showed a great amount of growth with an impressive performance last season," Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. "People across the league are now surely aware of what our management group has always known: Mikael has a tremendous level of talent and skill.

"Coupled with his excellent work ethic and tremendous character, we know he'll play a large role in the future success of our team, and we're thrilled to have him under contract moving forward."

Granlund has tallied 57 goals and 201 points in 321 career games for the Wild.

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