Ryan Hartman signs new deal worth over $10 million.
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Ryan Hartman signs new deal worth over $10 million.

The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Ryan Hartman to a brand new contract on Saturday.

Jonathan Larivee

The Minnesota Wild have just concluded an important piece of business with the National Hockey League regular season just days away.

According to an announcement made via the team's official website, the Wild have come to terms with veteran forward Ryan Hartman on a new 3 year contract extension that will see the 29 year old earning $12 million over the full length of his new deal. That works out to an average annual value and salary cap hit of $4 million per season for the Wild.

You have to commend Wild general manager Bill Guerin for being able to get any work done with the over $14.7 million in dead cap space he has committed this season to the buyouts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, courtesy of his predecessor Chuck Fletcher, and getting an important player like Hartman signed to a new deal certainly falls under that category.

Although this will mark a significant raise for Hartman who is currently on a deal that carries an average annual value and cap hit of $1.7 million, it won't kick in until next season when the Wild will have considerably more room to fit him under the cap.

Hartman is coming off a season that saw him record 15 goals and add 22 assists for a total of 27 points over 59 regular season games. He also had 3 goals and 2 assists for a total of 5 points in 5 playoff games with the Wild earlier this year.