Boldy reacts to 7-year, $49 million extension with Wild

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Minnesota Wild forward Matt Boldy will be with the team for the rest of the decade, according to the team.

Monday morning, the Wild announced Boldy has signed a seven-year contract extension worth $49 million that goes through the 2029-2030 season.

KSTP Sports spoke with Boldy and coach Dean Evason after practice Monday about the extension and more.

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The 21-year-old has tallied 29 points (12-17=29) this season and is second on the team in shots, fourth in scoring, goals, power-play goals and power-play points this season. He also has eight multi-point games and two multi-goal games this season, both of which are fourth-most on the team.

Boldy was chosen 12th overall by the Wild in the first round of the 2019 NHL draft and has played in 89 career games during two seasons.

Across those 89 games, he’s tallied 68 points (27-41=68) and a plus-17 rating. He also had 44 points in his first 50 NHL games, which is the third-highest total recorded by an active U.S.-born player, and he became the second-fastest player in Wild history to reach the 50-point mark (60 games) and 25-goal mark (74 games) in his career.

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