The Minnesota Wild announced that the team re-signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a 3 year contract. Russo reported that it was a 2.66 mil per year.
Some people are unhappy with the amount of money. Spurgeon wasn't going to sign for less than 2.5 per year, and he shouldn't have.
The Wild's press release has the following information in it.
Spurgeon, 23 (11/29/89), tallied 15 points (5-10=15) including four power-play goals in 39 games with Minnesota in 2012-13. He established career-bests in goals, power-play goals, game-winning goals (two), plus-minus rating (plus-1) and set a team record for a defenseman (along with Clayton Stoner) with a plus-5 rating at Dallas on. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound native of Edmonton, Alta., ranked third on the team in TOI/game at . He skated in all five playoff games with Minnesota and ranked fourth on the team in TOI/game at .Spurgeon has collected 50 points (12-38=50) and 12 penalty minutes (PIM) in 162 career NHL games with Minnesota. His penalty minute total is the lowest amongst NHL players that have played in at least 100 games over the last three seasons. He was originally signed by Minnesota as a free agent on Sept. 23, 2010. Spurgeon was drafted by the New York Islanders in the sixth-round (No. 156 overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
It was stated last night, but personally I am very excited about what the blue line is going to look like next season. If you add in the guys in the system (especially after the draft), The Wild should be able to focus on forwards for the next couple of seasons.