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Matt Dumba re-signs with Wild for 5 years, $30 million US

The Wild and Matt Dumba have agreed on a five-year, $30 million US deal to keep the 23-year-old defenceman in Minnesota after a breakout year.

Defenceman posted career high 14 goals, 36 assists last season

Minnesota defenceman Matt Dumba re-signed with the Wild for five years, $30 million US on Saturday. (Chris Carlson/The Associated Press)

The Wild and Matt Dumba have agreed on a five-year, $30 million US deal to keep the 23-year-old defenceman in Minnesota after a breakout year.

General manager Paul Fenton announced the deal Saturday with the restricted free agent.

Dumba had 14 goals and 36 assists to go with a plus-15 rating in 82 games last season, when he had career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, game-winning goals (4), power-play assists (10), time on ice (23:48), shots on goal (176), hits (136) and blocked shots (112).

The 6-foot, 184-pound Dumba is from Regina, Saskatchewan, and was the No. 7 overall pick by Minnesota in 2012.

Dumba will be paid $5.2 million in 2018-19, then $7.4 million, $4.8 million, $7.4 million and $5.2 million over the contract, which has an annual salary cap hit of $6 million.

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