With cap house tight and sophisticated roster choices on the horizon, the Wild have prolonged the contract of 6-foot-6 left wing Jordan Greenway, per sources. The deal is for 3 years at $3 million per yr, locking up the 24-year-old by means of 2024-25, and features a partial no-trade clause for the third yr, when he can veto trades to an inventory of eight groups.
Greenway is within the remaining season of a two-year, $4.2 million contract, signed in October 2020, and would have grow to be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights this summer time. He has 4 objectives, 13 factors and a plus-17 score in 33 video games this season and 30 objectives and 98 factors in 243 profession video games. He had a career-best 32 factors and a team-best 26 assists in 56 video games final season.
Whereas the Wild would love for him to be producing extra this season, Greenway’s worth comes from his defensive smarts, physicality and willingness to embrace a job on the penalty kill. He’s one-third of the Wild’s dominant GREEF line, together with Joel Eriksson Ek and Marcus Foligno. In accordance with MoneyPuck, in 185 minutes collectively at five-on-five this season, the trio hasn’t been on the ice for a single objective towards and has outscored Western Convention traces 9-0.
The Greenway extension does additional squeeze the Wild’s wage cap, going ahead. In 2022-23, the Wild have a $12.7 million dead-cap cost for getting out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. That will increase to $14.7 million in 2023-24 and 2024-25.
The Wild now have $70.3 million dedicated to 9 forwards, 5 defensemen and one goalie for 2022-23 — in a season the place the wage cap was projected to rise solely $1 million, to $82.5 million. In fact, that projection got here in early December when it was unimaginable to forecast that the pandemic would trigger the seven Canadian groups to quickly play in entrance of both a restricted variety of followers or no followers in any respect.
A second-round decide in 2015, Greenway beforehand performed at Boston College and was a 2018 Olympian for Staff USA.
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