Wild sign Dumba to two-year deal
The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Matt Dumba on a two-year, $5.1 million contract Thursday.Dumba will receive $2.35 million in 2016-17 and $2.75 million the following year, the team announced.The 22-year-old...
The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Matt Dumba on a two-year, $5.1 million contract Thursday.
Dumba will receive
$2.35 million in 2016-17 and $2.75 million the following year, the team announced.
The 22-year-old enjoyed a career season in 2015-16, recording personal bests in goals (10), assists (16), points (26) and games played (81).
The seventh overall pick of the 2012 draft, Dumba has scored 19 goals, set up 25 others and recorded 63 penalty minutes in 152 career contests - all with the Wild.
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is not ready to acknowledge a correlation between game-action head trauma and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
While responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, Bettman denied a link between concussions and CTE, the New York Times reported.
“The science regarding CTE, including on the asserted ‘link’ to concussions that you reference, remains nascent, particularly with respect to what causes CTE and whether it can be diagnosed by specific clinical symptoms,” Bettman wrote in a response to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). “A causal link between concussions and CTE has not been demonstrated” and “the relationship between concussion and the asserted clinical symptoms of CTE remains unknown.”