Matt Boldy made a great move and extended his contract with the Minnesota Wild for 7 years. Boldy could not hide his happiness and is delighted about the new chapter in his career. "I'm super excited to be sticking around the state of hockey for seven more years,"- Boldy said, as quoted by nhl.com "Couldn't be happier and can't wait to get started." Wild general manager Bill Guerin expressed confidence in this player, from whom they expect much more in the rest of the season.
"Matt's a kid that we really believe in,"- Bill Guerin said. "We think he's going to be a big part of our core moving forward. Matt, it's only been a short time in the League for him, but he's had a big impact on our team both on the ice and fit in well as a part of the team in the locker room.
So we have a lot of confidence in Matt and we realize that it's early in his career, but we just feel that Matt is going to be one of the cornerstones of our organization."
With experience, even more is expected of him.
"I think Matt is going to be a high point producer," Guerin said. "He's very good on the power play. I think as he grows physically and experience-wise, he's just going to continue to get better and better. I think Matt has shown some leadership abilities, too, or leadership qualities.
I think Matt is going to be a very good player in this league for a long time." He is happy that the player loves the club and that there is mutual respect. "I think the most important thing is when you have a player like Matt that's young, a good player, a guy that we really believe in, and we have the ability to come together on a long-term deal and keep him here rather than just do a bridge deal, I think you have to take full advantage of that," Guerin said.
"I think us wanting Matt here as part of our foundation and Matt wanting to be here, I think you just have to take advantage of that."