Restricted free agent forward Nino Niederreiter has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild, the team announced Thursday. No financial terms were disclosed, but Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported it's worth $8 million.
Niederreiter, 22, had career bests of 14 goals, 22 assists and 36 points playing 81 games. He had three goals and three assists in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
He had his biggest moment in Game 7 of the Western Conference First Round against the Colorado Avalanche, when his second goal, at 5:07 of overtime, gave the Wild its first postseason series victory since 2003.
"I was kind of worried towards the end (of the contract talks). I was kind of getting nervous," Niederreiter told the Wild website. "I wasn't sure what was going to happen, but I'm very happy to be a part of the Wild again and I'm just really excited to get it going."