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Wild sign Trenin to four-year contract, extend D Middleton


The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Yakov Trenin to a four-year, $14 million contract. 

Trenin, 27, had 12 goals and 17 points in 76 games split between the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche last season. 

Drafted in the second round (55th overall) in 2015 by the Predators, he was dealt to the Avalanche on March 7 in exchange for Jeremy Hanzel and a 2024 third-round pick. 

He is coming off a two-year, $3.4 million contract he signed with Nashville in August 2022. 

In 299 career NHL games, he has 48 goals and 82 points split between the Predators and Avalanche. 

Defenceman Jake Middleton has been signed to a four-year contract extension with an AAV of $4.35 million, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. 

Middleton has one year remaining on his three-year, $7.35 million contract with an AAV of $2.45 million. The extension will kick in for the 2025-26 season. 

The 28-year-old had a career season in 2023-24, scoring seven goals with 25 points. 

He has skated in 239 career NHL games, scoring 14 goals with 57 points split between the San Jose Sharks and Wild.