Skip to main content

Wild, Niederreiter agree on a 3-year contract extension

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The Minnesota Wild agreed to a three-year contract with forward Nino Niederreiter.

Niederreiter, was one of only two restricted free agents the Wild hadn't worked out a contract extension with. The other is goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

Niederreiter scored 14 goals and had 22 assists for 36 total points during 81 regular season games in his first season with the Wild. The 22-year-old finished tied for third on the team in goals.

According to the Star Tribune's Michael Russo, the deal will pay the Switzerland native $8 million.

"I'm glad it's over and I'm part of the Wild family again," Niederreiter told the Star Tribune. "I think it's all about now. The season's coming up and I think I found a way to score goals in the league and felt better and better as last season went on, so now I'm very happy to focus and not worry about the contract situation."

Niederreiter made a name for himself during the Wild's playoff run.

Here is a list of Niederreiter's accomplishments during the playoffs:

  • Scored two game-winning goals
  • Became the second youngest player in playoff history to record an overtime goal in Game 7
  • Became the third player in NHL history to register his first two playoff goals in a Game 7

Hockey Wilderness said the Wild are trying to get all of their pieces in place so general manager Chuck Fletcher knows what he has to work with as contract extensions loom for Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle, Erik Haula and Jonas Brodin – all of whom become restricted free agents after this season.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-20 at 6.49.01 AM

Deadly night in St. Paul sees 3 people killed, 1 arrest so far

The three incidents bring St. Paul's homicide total up to 18 this year.

police lights

2 killed in broad daylight drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale

The identities of the victims have not been released.

Seatbelted driver.

Road deaths involving unbelted people rose again in 2021

This is the second year in a row that the number has gone up.

hennepin sheriff hutchinson screengrab facebook

Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson on paid leave for health reasons

The sheriff, who was recently convicted of drunk-driving, is set to stand down later this year.

Crane Lake

Flooding expected to worsen in MN's Arrowhead region

Hundreds of private homes are at-risk in northern St. Louis County.

St. Paul Police crash

St. Paul police: Kids in stolen car rammed squad, hid in porta-potty

The incident sent the Minnesota Capitol into a brief lockdown.


Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities

Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.

kim crockett facebook sos

MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video

Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.

storm, severe

Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota

In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.

House sale keys door

High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities

Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.

Screen Shot 2022-05-19 at 1.59.51 PM

Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin

The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Medford man dies in Le Sueur County crash

The 49-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.