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Wild sign center Yakov Trenin to four year contract

Minnesota Wild General Manager and President of Hockey Operations Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed center Yakov Trenin (YA-kawv TREH-nihn) to a four-year, $14 million contract ($3.5 million AAV) through the 2027-28 season.

Trenin, 27 (1-13-97), registered 17 points (12-5=17), 40 penalty minutes (PIM), 116 shots, a plus-15 rating and a career-high 207 hits in 76 games with the Nashville Predators (60 games) and Colorado Avalanche (16 games) during the 2023-24 NHL season. He added one goal and 30 hits in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games with Colorado. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, has tallied 82 points (48-34=82), 164 PIM, 479 shots, 129 blocked shots, a plus-20 rating and 705 hits in 299 career games through five NHL seasons with Nashville (2019-24) and Colorado (2024). He has also appeared in 20 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, logging six points (6-0=6), eight PIM, 28 shots and 65 hits.

The left-shot center has also totaled 87 points (40-47=87), 86 PIM, 268 shots and a plus-43 rating in 155 career games through four seasons (2016-20) with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). Trenin also posted four points (0-4=4) and six PIM in eight career Calder Cup Playoff games and was named to the 2019-20 AHL All-Star Classic. Trenin played 21 games with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) during the 2020-21 season, tallying seven points (4-3=7) and a plus-five rating. He also recorded 195 points (74-121=195) and a plus-55 rating in 169 games over three seasons with the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and participated in the 2014-15 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Top Prospects Game. Internationally, he helped Russia to a Bronze Medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, finishing with four points (2-2=4) in seven games. Trenin was originally selected by Nashville in the second round (No. 55 overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.

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