Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Frederick Gaudreau to a five-year, $10.5 million contract ($2.1 million average annual value) that goes through the 2027-28 season.
Gaudreau, 29 (5/1/93), has recorded 36 points (17-19=36), 135 shots and four shorthanded goals (SHG) in 81 games with Minnesota this season. He ranks first on the Wild in SHG’s, fifth in goals and plus-minus rating and sixth in scoring for the season. Gaudreau also ranks second among team forwards in blocked shots (52). The 6-foot-0, 184-pound native of Bromont, Quebec, leads the NHL in shootout goals (eight), ranks tied for third in SHG’s, tied for sixth in SHP’s (five) and has recorded four multi-point games this season. He set a franchise record with two shorthanded goals on March 29 at Colorado.
Gaudreau owns 98 points (36-62=68), 24 penalty minutes (PIM) and a plus-33 rating in 260 career games during six NHL seasons with Nashville, Pittsburgh and Minnesota (2016-23). Gaudreau has set career-highs in goals, PIM, PPG’s, SHG’s, shots, games played and blocked shots this season, and has skated in 137 consecutive games dating back to December 12, 2021.
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