Feb 26, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT
Minnesota has acquired veteran forward Brad Winchester from Chicago in exchange for d-man Brian Connelly, the club announced on Wednesday.
Winchester, 32, has spent all of this year with Chicago’s AHL affiliate in Rockford, where he’s put up good numbers — 16 goals, 30 points in 55 games — while Connelly has spent the entire season with Minny’s AHL affiliate in Iowa, emerging as a decent offensive defenseman (32 points in 50 games).
Of the two, Winchester is the more established professional. The 6-foot-5, 230 pound winger was the 35th overall pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and has almost 400 games of NHL experience, scoring a career-high 13 goals with St. Louis in 2008-09.
Winchester’s last NHL action came during the 2011-12 campaign, when he scored 10 points in 67 games for San Jose.
- All eyes on Lundqvist 8
- Quenneville opted for ‘fresh legs’ by inserting Nordstrom, Versteeg into lineup 9
- Video: Ducks hold off Blackhawks in Game 3 to take series lead 27
- (Video) PHT Extra: On Babcock, sticking to the process and housebuilding analogies 3
- Babcock predicts ‘pain’ for Leafs, who are a ‘massive, massive challenge’ 38
- Babcock wants to ‘put Canada’s team back on the map’ 46
- Flyers won’t trade Del Zotto, but ‘something will have to give’ on crowded blue line 21
- What’s wrong with Lundqvist? 70
- It goes to eleven: Lightning edge Rangers in track meet 34
- Brodeur signs three-year deal to be Blues’ assistant GM 12
- Reports: Sabres thought they had a deal with Babcock, aren’t happy (172)
- Leafs land Babcock with reported 8-year deal, estimated at $50 million (130)
- Russia to be punished for ‘completely out of order’ actions after Worlds final loss to Canada (90)
- Report: Sabres negotiating with Babcock (82)
- What’s wrong with Lundqvist? (70)