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Updated: July 5th, 2013 1:30pm
Defenseman Jared Spurgeon re-signs with Wild on a three-year deal

Defenseman Jared Spurgeon re-signs with Wild on a three-year deal

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The Minnesota Wild officially re-signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon on Friday.

Spurgeon, who was a restricted free agent, signed a three-year deal ($2.66 million per year) soon after NHL free agency officially opened at 11 a.m. Friday.

Picked up by the Wild in 2010 as an unsigned New York Islanders draft pick, Spurgeon has played in 162 games in his three seasons in Minnesota. The 23-year-old defenseman recorded 15 points in 39 games last season.

Spurgeon's re-signing was another addition to a busy initial day of free agency. Earlier in the day, the Wild officially announced the signing of veteran defenseman Keith Ballard, while unrestricted free agent Pierre-Marc Bouchard parted ways with the Wild by signing with the Islanders.

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