ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Matt Boldy to a seven-year, $49 million contract extension.
General manager Bill Guerin announced the deal Monday. Boldy will count $7 million against the salary cap through 2029-30 on the deal that kicks in next season.
Boldy was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. Minnesota paid up to extend him before he reached the 100-game mark in the NHL.
The 21-year-old from Milford, Massachusetts, has 68 points in 89 regular-season games, including 29 points in 42 games this year. He scored one goal in Minnesota’s playoff series last spring.
Boldy is the latest young player to cash in early off his entry-level contract after the likes of Buffalo’s Tage Thompson, New Jersey’s Jack Hughes and Dallas’ Jason Robertson.
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