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Minnesota Wild signed Jacob Middleton (3 Years / $2,450,000 AAV)

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Jul. 6 at 8:33 p.m.
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Jacob Middleton has signed a new contract with the Minnesota Wild.
STANDARD CONTRACT (EXTENSION)
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
SIGNED BY: Bill Guerin
LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Minnesota WildMinnesota Wild
VALUE: $7,350,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 2.97
SIGNING DATE: Jul. 6, 2022
SOURCE: CapFriendly

Jacob Middleton signed a 3 year, $7,350,000 contract with the Minnesota Wild on Jul. 6, 2022. The contract has a cap hit of $2,450,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2022-23$2,450,000$2,450,000$0$0$2,800,000$2,800,000$2,800,000
2023-24$2,450,000$2,450,000$0$0$2,500,000$2,500,000$2,500,000
2024-25$2,450,000$2,450,000$0$0$2,050,000$2,050,000$2,050,000
TOTAL$7,350,000$7,350,000$0$0$7,350,000$7,350,000$7,350,000
Jul. 6 at 8:35 p.m.
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Edited Jul. 6 at 10:30 p.m.
crazy that he was literally the last guy picked in 2014
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Jul. 6 at 8:41 p.m.
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Quoting: oilersguy
crazy that he was literally the last guy picked in 2015


damn you're right, The best Mr. Irrelevant in NHL history? maybe. But anyways good deal, gonna help out the Wild a lot with their cap crunch.
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Jul. 6 at 8:47 p.m.
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Quoting: Sparkyboi_GoCanes
damn you're right, The best Mr. Irrelevant in NHL history? maybe. But anyways good deal, gonna help out the Wild a lot with their cap crunch.


patrick hornquist was also the last pick of his draft year if i remember right
Jul. 6 at 8:48 p.m.
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crazy that he was literally the last guy picked in 2015


He was 2014
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Jul. 6 at 9:34 p.m.
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Quoting: drambui
patrick hornquist was also the last pick of his draft year if i remember right


He was, and he was playing on a line with the 1st pick of the same draft.
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Jul. 6 at 10:30 p.m.
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I might be off but I thought Russo reported that a deal with Middleton would most likely cost us at most $2M/yr at 2-3 years. $2.45M/yr seems high for a player that really only has these past 2 months to his name. Albeit, I don't know how he looked in San Jose. I guess I just thought (or hoped) we'd be able to get him at a cheaper rate.
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Jul. 6 at 10:30 p.m.
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Quoting: willdog37
He was 2014


sorry your right 2014 my bad
Jul. 6 at 11:05 p.m.
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So with this Minny can now only offer MAF 4 Mill but then only run 21 players
Jul. 6 at 11:44 p.m.
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Philipe Myers 2.0? I think he'll be better, especially defensively, but these contracts always carry a certain level of risk. I'd rather see an AAV of $2.25 or one less year of term.
Jul. 7 at 12:28 a.m.
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I'd rather see an AAV of $2.25 or one less year of term.


To be fair, that's $200k of a difference in cap hit, or 0.24% of the salary cap. I know if you consistently sign every contract $200k over where you want to it adds up (everyone on your 23-man roster that would be $4.6M, or 5.58% of the cap), but 1 guy here or there it's not that big of a deal. That being said, it's 8.9% above what you expected, so if people see that previous players are getting an extra 8.9%, they might try to negotiate it into their deals. If everyone's getting the same percentage above expected then it adds up faster.
Jul. 7 at 2:01 a.m.
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Quoting: jamnjon
To be fair, that's $200k of a difference in cap hit, or 0.24% of the salary cap. I know if you consistently sign every contract $200k over where you want to it adds up (everyone on your 23-man roster that would be $4.6M, or 5.58% of the cap), but 1 guy here or there it's not that big of a deal. That being said, it's 8.9% above what you expected, so if people see that previous players are getting an extra 8.9%, they might try to negotiate it into their deals. If everyone's getting the same percentage above expected then it adds up faster.


yeah but we also have 12 mil in dead cap
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Jul. 7 at 4:57 a.m.
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This is a huge raise and I don't know if he's earned it. He played much better with the Wild, but that was a very small sample size.
Jul. 7 at 5:55 a.m.
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Quoting: gopherit
I might be off but I thought Russo reported that a deal with Middleton would most likely cost us at most $2M/yr at 2-3 years. $2.45M/yr seems high for a player that really only has these past 2 months to his name. Albeit, I don't know how he looked in San Jose. I guess I just thought (or hoped) we'd be able to get him at a cheaper rate.


Russo has been saying for a while now that the number would start with a 2, not that it would be less than 2. He cited the Lauzon contract as a potential comp, but said it could be a bit higher. Keep in mind that Middleton's deal is buying more UFA years than it is RFA years which likely brought the price up a little bit.
Jul. 7 at 5:58 a.m.
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Quoting: aadoyle
So with this Minny can now only offer MAF 4 Mill but then only run 21 players


I really hope we don't sign him...
Jul. 7 at 11:06 a.m.
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Happy for the guy - earned his living and worked hard.

Quoting: gopherit
I might be off but I thought Russo reported that a deal with Middleton would most likely cost us at most $2M/yr at 2-3 years. $2.45M/yr seems high for a player that really only has these past 2 months to his name. Albeit, I don't know how he looked in San Jose. I guess I just thought (or hoped) we'd be able to get him at a cheaper rate.


He was awesome in Teal and was a great glue guy too.
I hope it works out for the Wild because I’d like to see Middleton earn 1 more deal. He’s worked his tail off and really never quit to make the NHL through his ups and downs and earned 2nd pair time with Karlsson.
 
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