The Minnesota Wild and forward Ryan Hartman agreed to a three-year extension carrying an annual cap hit of $1.7 million, the club announced Thursday.
Hartman has registered six goals and 12 assists in 40 games this season while averaging a career-high 14:48 of ice time per contest. His 37-point pace over 82 games would be a personal best.
The 26-year-old spent the bulk of his career as a winger until 2020-21. He's spent a large portion of this season playing center.
Hartman was set to become a restricted free agent at season's end, according to CapFriendly. The Wild now have three pending RFAs remaining: Kirill Kaprizov, Kevin Fiala, and Joel Eriksson Ek.
Minnesota projects to have nearly $21 million in cap space, since pending UFAs Marcus Johansson, Nick Bonino, Nick Bjugstad, Ian Cole are slated to come off the books.
The Chicago Blackhawks selected Hartman 30th overall at the 2013 NHL Draft. The Wild signed him as a UFA in 2019.