Kevin Fiala and the Wild won’t be going to arbitration after all.
The winger and the team settled on a one-year, $5.1 million salary on Monday, a day ahead of the hearing. Fiala had asked for $6.25 million on a one-year contract and the Wild countered at $4.1 million.
Fiala had 20 goals and 20 assists and was minus-2 last season in 50 games. He had a goal and an assist and was a minus-6 in the Wild’s seven-game loss to Vegas in the first round of the playoffs.
Fiala will be a restricted free agent again after next season, unless the two sides come to a long-term agreement.
Kevin Fiala & MIN settle at $5.1M
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 16, 2021