MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Wild announced on Monday it has agreed to terms on a three-year, $9 million extension with forward Jordan Greenway.
Greenway, 24, will be under contract with the Wild through the 2024-25 season.
Greenway has 13 points, four goals and nine assists, a plus-17 rating, two game-winning goals, 82 hits and 47 shots in 33 games. He had a career-high three-point night on Nov. 30 against the Arizona Coyotes, and a career-high two goals at San Jose back in December.
"We’ve seen a growth in Jordan over the last couple years that we feel will continue. Jordan will keep getting better and better, and this is a place that he’s comfortable, he wants to be here, he believes in what we’re doing and we believe in Jordan and the direction that he’s going," Wild General Manager Bill Guerin told reporters on Monday. "We’re extremely happy to have him back for three more years."
Greenway has 98 career points, including 30 goals, in 243 career games over five seasons with the Wild. He also has five points in 16 career playoff games with the Wild. He also led the Wild with 26 assists in 56 regular season games last year.
"We’ve seen a change in his focus, a change in his approach to the game. A more professional Jordan Greenway than we’ve seen in past years. If it’s going to keep going in this direction, we’re in a really good spot," Guerin said.
Greenway was a second round draft choice, No. 50 overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft. He’s the first player to appear in the Olympics, NCAA Tournament and the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the same season, in 2017-18.
BILL GUERIN: MATT BOLDY STAYING IN ST. PAUL
Bill Guerin made one thing very clear on Monday in speaking with reporters: Rookie Matt Boldy won’t be sent back to Iowa any time soon. The former Boston College star and first round pick scored in his debut, and has nine points in his first nine games. The Wild has gotten points in eight of those nine games.
Boldy has four goals and five assists in his first nine games. He was called up last year to be on the Taxi Squad during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but never saw the ice. That will certainly change this year.
"Matt’s here to stay, and he’s been told that. He’s earned his way on the team. He’s played real well for us," Guerin said.
The Wild has points in eight straight games, has won five straight games and has jumped up to the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference at 57 points (27-10-3), just one point behind the Nashville Predators for the No. 2 spot.
"We’ve got a lot of hockey left. We’ve had a good first half, but that doesn’t really get you anything. Teams don’t take us lightly anymore, we have to be ready every night. Just continue to do what we’re doing and not get ahead of ourselves," Guerin said.