Wild sign defenceman Jared Spurgeon to seven-year extension

Jared Spurgeon celebrates after scoring a goal. (Chris O'Meara/CP)

The Minnesota Wild have inked defender Jared Spurgeon to a seven-year contract extension worth roughly $53 million, the club announced Saturday.

Spurgeon’s new deal carries an average annual value of $7.575 million. The 29-year-old has one year remaining on his current contract, which will carry a $5.19-million cap hit in 2019-20, before his new deal kicks in.

His extension comes after a career year in 2018-19 that saw Spurgeon post 43 points, the second-most among Minnesota’s defencemen, after Ryan Suter’s 47 points.

Over the past three seasons, the Edmonton, Alta., native has averaged 24:13 minutes of ice-time per game while posting 118 total points through 219 big-league appearances.

September 14, 2019


Jared Spurgeon

Minnesota Wild
7 yrs
Contract Extension
$7.575 million
$53.025 million

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