ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League club has re-signed defenseman Dakota Mermis to a two-year, two-way contract ($750,000/$300,000 in 2021-22 and $750,000/$325,000 in 2022-23).

Mermis, 27, recorded 10 hits and four blocked shots in three games with Minnesota last season. The 6-foot, 194-pound native of Alton, Ill., tallied 19 points (3-16=19), two power-play goals (PPG), a plus-6 rating, 23 penalty minutes (PIM) and 79 shots on goal in 53 games with the Binghamton Devils in the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2019-20. He also collected four points (1-3=4), a plus-7 rating, four PIM, 17 shots on goal, 20 hits and 21 blocked shots in 10 games with the New Jersey Devils in 2019-20.
Mermis owns four points (1-3=4), four PIM, 35 hits and 31 blocked shots in 23 career NHL games with Arizona, New Jersey and Minnesota. He has notched 87 points (13-74=87), 250 PIM and 428 shots on goal in 304 career AHL games with Springfield, Tucson and Binghamton. Mermis registered 66 points (13-53=66), a plus-103 rating, 196 PIM, four shorthanded goals (SHG) and three game-winning goals (GWG) in three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with London and Oshawa (2012-15). He won the OHL Championship with the Knights in 2013 and with the Generals in 2015.
Mermis was originally signed as a free agent by Arizona on July 1, 2015. Minnesota signed him to a one-year, two-way contract on Oct. 9, 2020.