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Greenway signs two-year, $4.2 million contract to stay with Wild

Forward, who was restricted free agent, scored NHL career-high 28 points last season @NHLdotcom

Jordan Greenway signed a two-year, $4.2 million contract to remain with the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. It has an average annual value of $2.1 million.

The 24-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, scored an NHL career-high 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) in 67 games with the Wild last season. He did not have a point in Minnesota's four-game loss to the Vancouver Canucks in the best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

"I think there's a lot more that I can do, for sure," Greenway said. "I can definitely have more of an impact and I think I need to set my standard for myself higher. That's something [Wild general manager Bill Guerin] and I talked about. I think for me I've got to be more consistently better. I think a lot of times when I'm playing well I have a big impact on games, but I don't think I do it enough. That consistency is something I definitely have to work on, and having an impact every night in games is definitely a focus for me going forward."

Selected by Minnesota in the second round (No. 50) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Greenway has scored 53 points (20 goals, 33 assists) in 154 regular-season games and two points (one goal, one assist) in nine postseason games.

Greenway said he came away from his exit meeting with Guerin with a plan to improve during the offseason. The NHL is targeting Jan. 1, 2021, to begin this season.

"It was good," Greenway said. "The meeting was, he definitely told me that he wanted me to take a huge step going into next [season] and just some things specifically that he felt I had to do. But overall it was a good talk, a lot of I things I felt that I did need to hear, and for me it's motivating me for sure, and I'm definitely taking the right steps I need to and excited to get things going again.

"I think there's a lot more that I have to give and a lot more that I'm going to give. I think part of this comes with time and experience and the other part is just me holding myself to a higher standard and making sure I do the things necessary. But I think I've got a lot more to give." staff writer Tom Gulitti contributed to this report

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