Statistically Speaking is an inside-the-numbers look at the Minnesota Wild's season that was. Today, Wild.com examines defenseman Jonas Brodin and the impact he had on Minnesota's 2018-19 campaign:
When you look back at last season, Jonas Brodin had one job: remain consistent. After another solid 20-plus point season, the 6-foot-1 veteran blueliner solidified a spot as one of the top four-defensemen on the Wild roster.
As the scoresheet shows, Brodin did just that. With his continued calm demeanor on the ice, you can expect Brodin to continue to play a vital role in the push for playoffs next season.
Video: FLA@MIN: Brodin hammers slap shot past Reimer
Here is a look inside the numbers from Brodin's 2018-19 season:
For the first time in Brodin's career, he played a full 82-game season. If not for a hand injury sustained at the beginning of February the season prior, the defenseman likely would have put in a full campaign in 2017-18 as well. Brodin's 82 games played were the most games he's played in since he skated in 79 games during the 2013-14 season.
Early in the season, Brodin recorded his first career goal streak -- two games -- with back-to-back goals Oct. 25 against the Los Angeles Kings two nights later against the Colorado Avalanche. Brodin became the fourth Wild defenseman to tally a game-winning goal in consecutive games and the fifth defenseman to record a short-handed goal.
Ranked second on team this season, Brodin recorded 135 blocked shots -- only four shots shy of his total 139 in 2017-18. Against Vegas on Oct. 29, Brodin recorded a season-high five blocked shots, two shy of his single-game career best. Fellow blueliner Jared Spurgeon was the only Wild player with more blocked shots (145) than Brodin, who was one of five players on the team to reach triple digits.
With four goals in 2018-19, the seven-year veteran registered his third-best output of goals in his career.
Recording 111 shots on goal, Brodin set a new career high and the first time he's reached the 100-plus mark (His previous career best was 77 shots on goal in 2017-18). In 13 games this season, Brodin recorded three or more shots on goal, including a season-high six shots at Vancouver on Oct. 29.