Wild’s Nieder­re­iter signs five-year deal for $26.25 mil­lion

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

The Wild has signed winger Nino Nieder­re­iter to a five-year, $26.25mil­lion con­tract, sources say. That’s a $5.25 mil­lion cap hit.

Nieder­re­iter’s con­tract, which has no no­trade pro­tec­tion and buys three of his un­re­stricted free agency years, was right in line with the mar­ket for re­cent set­tled con­tracts for com­pa­ra­ble for­wards — the Rangers’ Mika Zibane­jad, Tampa Bay’s On­drej Palat and Detroit’s To­mas Tatar — who also filed for ar­bi­tra­tion. He’ll earn $4.6 mil­lion next sea­son and tops out at $6.075 mil­lion in 2018-19. Like most re­cently signed con­tracts, Nieder­re­iter’s low­est salary ($4.25 mil­lion) comes in 2020-21 be­cause of the risk of another lock­out.

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