Eden Prairie's Nick Leddy agrees to big contract with Islanders

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Seven years, $38.5 million.

That's the new contract extension former Eden Prairie High School standout Nick Leddy signed with the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

"We have something special in this locker room and I'm excited to be a part of it for seven more years," Leddy said in a statement. "From the start of my time here, the Islanders have been a first-class organization. I'm honored by their commitment to me and look forward to challenging for the Stanley Cup for years to come."

Newsday reports Leddy will receive an average annual salary of $5.5 million.

The 23-year-old leads all Islanders defenseman with 8 goals and ranks second in points with 25.

The Minnesota Wild selected Leddy 16th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, but before he suited up with his hometown team he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks along with Kim Johnsson for Cam Barker.

Leddy was Minnesota's Mr. Hockey winner in 2009 before playing one season at the University of Minnesota in 2009-10, earning the team’s Rookie of the Year award.

He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2013.

Next Up

Mondale

Walter Mondale dies at age of 93

His death was confirmed by family on Monday.

National Guard

Man charged in connection to shooting that injured National Guard troops

Four soldiers were inside a military vehicle that was shot at.

Chauvin trial

Walz declares emergency in Twin Cities, bringing in police from Ohio and Nebraska

The governor has asked the Legislature for emergency funding for the additional police.

derek chauvin court - closing arguments

Closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial: Here's what was said

The jury listened to lengthy presentations from the prosecution and defense.

helicopter-186718_1280

Man, 55, airlifted to a hospital after hit-and-run in Granite Falls

The passenger in the vehicle told police about the incident.

Minneapolis, unrest

Facebook labels Minneapolis 'high-risk,' will remove posts that incite violence

Facebook will remove posts that call for weapons to be brought to Minneapolis and anything that celebrates George Floyd's death.

MyPillow

After being sued, MyPillow is now suing Dominion Voting Systems

The company's lawsuit claims the voting system suppressed free speech and hurt its business relationships.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren makes his decision ... and it's Gonzaga

The Minnesota basketball phenom is following the footsteps of Jalen Suggs.

Sarah Glover

MPR News hires NBC's Sarah Glover as new managing editor

The experienced journalist was the first to serve two terms as president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

football play

Watch: Sixth-grader with cerebral palsy makes touchdown in Detroit Lakes

Kale Hannahs' classmates made sure he got a chance to play during recess.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, April 19

The latest from Minnesota health officials.

Related