SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defensemanMatt Dumba (pronounced DUHM-ba) on a five-year, $30 million contract ($5.2 million in 2018-19, $7.4 million in 2019-20, $4.8 million in 2020-21, $7.4 million in 2021-22 and $5.2 million in 2022-23 for a $6.0 million average annual value).
Dumba, 23 (7/25/94), tallied 50 points (14-36=50) and a plus-15 rating in 82 games with Minnesota in 2017-18. He set career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, GWG (4), PPA (10), TOI/game (23:48), shots on goal (176), hits (136) and blocked shots (112). The 6-foot, 184-pound native of Regina, Sask., ranked T-1st amongst NHL defensemen in overtime goals (2), T-4th in GWG, T-10th in goals and 19th in scoring. His point total was the third-best amongst team defensemen all-time. Dumba recorded four points (1-3=4) vs. Dallas on March 29, 2018, setting a franchise record for most points in a game by a defenseman.
He has collected 128 points (44-84=128), a plus-39 rating, 163 PIM, 366 hits and 293 blocked shots in 310 career NHL games during parts of five seasons with Minnesota (2013-18). Dumba owns eight points (3-5=8) in 26 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. The Wild selected the right-shot defenseman in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
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