Minnesota Wild defenseman Jacob Middleton signed a three-year contract worth a total of $7.35 million, avoiding restricted free agency.
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As announced Wednesday evening, the 26-year-old will receive an average of $2.45 million per campaign.
Last season, Middleton had 14 points, including four goals, in 66 games with the San Jose Sharks and the Wild, who acquired him by trade at the trade deadline for goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen and of a fifth-round pick. He also presented a differential of 7.
The guard had been a seventh-round selection, the 210th overall, from the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 draft.