In NHL news the Minnesota Wild grabbed the biggest name available on Monday, acquiring a three-time Stanley Cup winner. At the NHL trade deadline, Marc-Andre Fleury was traded to the Wild, boosting their chances to make the playoffs. The last time the team reached the Western Conference finals was in 2003.
In the trade, the Wild gave up a conditional first-round pick in this year’s draft, and Chicago agreed to pay half of what is left on the last year of Fleur’s three-year contract. Kyle Davidson, Chicago’s first-year general manager said “It was a very open, collaborative process and Minnesota obviously was a very favourable location for him, … I’m glad we could work out something that worked for the Wild, and also the Blackhawks.”
Fleury won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalie with the Vegas Golden Knights a year ago. The Wild exchanged Fleury for Kaapo Kahkonen, who they traded to San Jose for a fifth-round pick. Approaching the trade deadline, there were 33 deals made involving 54 players.
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