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Minnesota Wild Score Both Big Named Free Agents

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The Minnesota Wild set off their own fireworks on July 4th. Two big reasons the New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators got to the playoffs were the two big free agents. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Both men are now Minnesota Wild players.

You might recognize Zach’s name, he used to play in Minnesota for Junior Hockey and North Dakota, and was a two time Hobey Baker Nominee. So that had something to do with it, he has Minnesota connections.

Ryan Suter also has Minnesota connections. His wife is from Bloomington, MN and so he spends a lot of time in the area, not to mention playing in Minnesota.

So, the Wild sign each for 98 million and 13 years.

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, here’s how the contacts breakdown:

Year 1: $2 million base salary + $10 million signing bonus = $12 million
Year 2: $2 million base salary + $10 million signing bonus = $12 million
Year 3: $6 million base + $5 million signing bonus = $11 million
Years 4-8: $9 million base
Year 9: $8 million base
Year 10: $6 million base
Year 11: $2 million base
Years 12-13: $1 million base

The $7.53 million cap hits for both leave the Wild with just over $500,000 in room, according to CapGeek.

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