Minnesota Wild Sign Young Offensive Defenseman

Calen Addison, the 23-year-old defenseman, has committed to another year with the Minnesota Wild, inking a one-year contract extension valued at $825,000.

This deal underscores his growing importance to the team following a decent season where he notched three goals and 29 points in 62 games.

Originally acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade involving Jason Zucker in February 2020, Addison has solidified his place in the NHL after completing his entry-level contract.

Throughout his 80-game career with the Wild, Addison has amassed five goals and 33 points, showcasing his offensive prowess from the blue line.

His international experience with Team Canada at the 2020 World Juniors, where he contributed significantly with a goal and nine points in seven games on the way to securing a gold medal, further highlights his potential.

As a restricted free agent, Addison's return to the Wild strengthens their roster, and he is expected to continue playing a key role, particularly as a vital component of the team's power-play unit in the upcoming season.

Over his first three seasons in the NHL, Addison has amassed five goals and a solid 33 total points across 80 games played, all with the Wild. Photo Credit:  Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports