Wild sign D Jake Middleton to 4-year, $17.4M extension

The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jake Middleton to a four-year, $17.4 million extension.

The deal, announced on Tuesday, has a $4.35 million average annual value and runs from the 2025-26 season through 2028-29.

Middleton, 28, tallied a career-high 25 points (seven goals, 18 assists) in 80 games last season and led the Wild in penalty minutes (77) and blocked shots (161).

He has 57 points (14 goals, 43 assists) in 239 games with the San Jose Sharks (2018-22) and Wild.

The Los Angeles Kings originally drafted Middleton in the seventh round (210th overall) in 2014.

–Field Level Media