It has been a busy day within the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota Wild agreed to phrases with ahead Marcus Foligno on a four-year contract extension value a mean annual worth of $4 million.
The deal ties Foligno to Minnesota by way of the 2027-28 marketing campaign and can kick in at first of the 2024-25 season, as Foligno is ready to enter the ultimate yr of his present contract that carries a cap hit of $3.1 million.
Minnesota additionally signed Mats Zuccarello two a two-year extension earlier on Friday.
Whereas Foligno’s management and defensive talents are fairly useful, that is some huge cash to pay a 32-year-old who set a profession excessive two years in the past with 42 factors whereas driving the best taking pictures share within the league amongst full-time gamers.
Foligno took an enormous step again offensively in 2022-23 as his taking pictures luck regressed, ending the season with simply seven targets and 14 assists for 21 factors in 65 video games whereas watching his common ice time drop over a full minute from 16:24 to 14:59. After ending within the high 15 in Selke voting the prior two years, Foligno didn’t earn a vote final season, albeit due partly to lacking practically 20 video games with accidents.
With the wage cap anticipated to rise considerably subsequent season, Foligno’s new $4-million price ticket possible will not be as onerous because it seems in the present day. However that is nonetheless an enormous amount of cash to pay a participant of Foligno’s caliber, particularly for a group that may nonetheless have practically $15 million in lifeless wage on its books when Foligno’s extension kicks in.
For extra evaluation on the deal, take a look at Dylan Loucks’ article at The Hockey Information’ Minnesota web site.
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