Minnesota Wild add veteran defenseman Jordie Benn with one-year deal

Wild add veteran d-man, Benn.

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Jun 6, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jordie Benn (40) skates with the puck against Montreal Canadiens during the second period in game three of the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Defenseman Jordie Benn signed a one-year contract worth $900,000 with the Minnesota Wild on Friday.

There are still plenty of free agents left unsigned.

Benn, 34, recorded 10 points and a plus-7 rating in 39 games last season split between the Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets. He was acquired by the Jets from the Canucks on April 12 in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Benn has totaled 127 points (24 goals, 103 assists) and a plus-19 rating in 556 career games with the Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, Canucks and Jets.

He is the older brother of Stars captain Jamie Benn.

–Field Level Media