SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Jonas Brodin (JOE-nuhs broh-DEEN) to a seven-year, $42,000,000 million contract extension ($6,000,000 average annual value) that begins with the 2021-22 season and goes through 2027-28.
Brodin, 27 (7/12/93), tallied 28 points (2-26=28), a plus-15 rating, 24 penalty minutes (PIM) and 112 blocked shots in 69 games with Minnesota in 2019-20, setting set career highs in points and assists. He led the team in blocked shots and shorthanded points (2), ranked second in plus/minus rating and fourth in assists. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound native of Karlstad, Sweden, blocked a career-high seven shots at Edmonton (Feb. 21) and tied his career best with a plus-4 rating at Detroit (Feb. 27). Brodin recorded two assists at Tampa (Dec. 5) to become the sixth defenseman in team history to reach 100 assists. He played in his 500th career NHL game vs. St. Louis (Nov. 2) to become the fourth defenseman in franchise history (seventh player overall) to reach the milestone. Brodin has played in 171 consecutive games for the Wild, the longest active streak on the team.
He owns 146 points (30-116=146), a plus-47 rating, 162 PIM and 890 blocked shots in 555 career NHL games during eight seasons with Minnesota. Brodin ranks third in plus/minus rating, fourth in blocked shots and assists and fifth in scoring in franchise history amongst team defenseman. He notched two assists, a plus-1 rating and ranked second on the team in TOI/game (23:48) during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brodin has recorded 10 points (1-9=10) in 48 career playoff contests with the Wild. He ranks T-1st in games played, second in blocked shots and third in assists in franchise history amongst team defensemen in the postseason.
Minnesota selected Brodin in the first round (10th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.