The New York Islanders fulfilled a need by adding rugged forward Cal Clutterbuck in a trade with the Minnesota Wild and unloaded a bit of a headache in the process. New York and Minnesota worked out a deal Sunday early in the NHL draft that sent Clutterbuck and a third-round pick to the Islanders for fellow forward Nino Niederreiter, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2010 draft.
The Minnesota Wild have signed teenager and first-round draft pick Mathew Dumba. The Wild announced Thursday the signing of 17-year-old Dumba, who was the seventh overall draft pick.
The Minnesota Wild sure caught the attention of their fans at last year’s NHL draft, completing a big trade that was one of the headlines of the weekend event at their home arena.
The Minnesota Wild traded their third and fourth-round picks Saturday to the Canucks, using Vancouver’s second-round pick, No. 60 overall, to select left wing Mario Lucia of Wayzata High School.
The Minnesota Wild have selected defenseman Jonas Brodin with the 10th pick in the NHL draft.
The Wild announced Tuesday they’ll host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, Sept. 23; the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, Sept. 27; and the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, Sept. 30.
The Minnesota Wild are staying home for this year’s NHL draft.
Four Minnesota natives were picked in the first round of the NHL draft. Duluth defenseman Derek Forbort was the 15th overall selection on Friday night, by the Los Angeles Kings.