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Minnesota Wild’s Kevin Fiala avoids arbitration, signs one-year, $5.1 million deal

May 26, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Kevin Fiala (22) celebrates his goal against Vegas Golden Knights in the third period in game six of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
May 26, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Kevin Fiala (22) celebrates his goal against Vegas Golden Knights in the third period in game six of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Restricted free agent forward Kevin Fiala avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $5.1 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

Fiala was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Tuesday.

Fiala, 25, reached the 20-goal plateau for the third time in his career in 2020-21. He had a team-best five power-play goals, while his 20 goals and 40 points trailed only Calder Memorial Trophy recipient Kirill Kaprizov (27 goals, 51 points) for the team lead.

Fiala has collected 198 points (91 goals, 107 assists) in 337 career games with the Predators and Wild since being selected by Nashville with the 11th overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media