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Brodziak agrees to 3 more years with Minnesota

Feb 19, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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Any rumors about Kyle Brodziak being traded before the Feb. 27 deadline came to an end on Sunday when the Minnesota Wild signed him to a three-year contract extension. The exact financial terms of the deal are not yet known, but Michael Russo of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune is reporting that he’ll earn about $2.83 million per season.

“I’ve never had to deal with anything like it before, so it was definitely on my mind,” Brodziak said of the contract negotiation process. “I’m happy to be part of the organization for a few more years and looking forward to it.”

Brodziak set career-highs last season with 16 goals and 37 points, but he might top them in 2011-12. The Minnesota Wild lean on Brodziak heavily in all situations. He ranks fourth among Wild forwards in time on the ice per game and he’s one of their principle penalty killers. Brodziak and Mikko Koivu are the only two Minnesota players signed through the 2014-15 campaign.

  1. bethgoesglobal - Feb 20, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    This is very good news for Wild fans. Hopefully it will be one of many good decisions their management will make in the next 6 months or so. Minnesota deserves a good team- it is the “Hockey State” after all. :)

    –> Zidlicky is an attractive commodity how could reap Big Rewards.

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for all those friendly mid-westerners

  2. noozehound - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    I really hope they can swing a deal to get MN boy Parise back home.

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM

      I’m with you, I just don’t see that happening. After watching how bad this team collapsed since their loss in Winnipeg back on December 13th other teams are looking better. He’s gonna be a max contract so that gives the Wild a chance. They are gonna have to sell him on the future with Grandlund, Zucker, Coyle, Brodin, and Phillips and how much cap room they have going forward to sign more upper eschlon and super star players to add to those high prospects. This team is set up for 2-3 years from now to be a Cup contender.

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