Wild agree to 3-year, $3.6M extension with D-man Jon Merrill


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with defenseman Jon Merrill on a three-year, $3.6 million contract extension. The deal runs through the 2024-25 season. The 29-year-old Merrill has tied his career high with three goals. He also has eight assists, a plus-8 rating and 51 blocked shots in 33 games this season in his Wild debut. Minnesota is his fifth different NHL team. The native of Oklahoma City signed a one-year, $850,000 contract as a free agent last summer.