The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on a three-year extension with forward Jordan Greenway, as announced by the team on Monday. The deal will extend through the 2024-25 season.
Greenway, 24, was drafted by the Wild as a second-round pick (50th overall) back in 2015. He was on the final season of a two-year contract signed before the 2020-21 season, during which he had a cap hit of $2.1 million.
Greenway was also expected to become a restricted free agent (RFA) this summer with rights to arbitration at the end of his current two-year deal. The new extension now takes the former U.S. Olympian to unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2025, pending another extension when the time arrives.
Extending Greenway does come with a bit of baggage, however. Going forward, it puts a bit more of a strain on a team that will have a total of $12.7 million in dead cap space in 2022-23 and $14.7 million in both 2023-24 and 2024-25 from the buyouts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter last offseason.
In 33 games this season, the Boston University alumnus has four goals and 13 points. He currently sits at 98 career points through 243 career games and has become both a solid two-way forward and big-time physical presence in Minnesota’s lineup. He’s also been a key part of what many refer to as the “GREEF” line (with Joel Eriksson Ek and Marcus Foligno) that hasn’t allowed a goal at even strength all season to this point.
After a two-game sweep of both the New York Islanders and New York Rangers, the Wild will wrap up their four-game road trip against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Wednesday night and Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg next Tuesday, before returning home on Feb. 12 to host the Metropolitan division-leading Carolina Hurricanes.