Wild Trade for Leopold, Steward Before NHL Deadline
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Wild have acquired players for the stretch run, dealing for defenseman Jordan Leopold and right wing Chris Stewart before the NHL's trade deadline.
The moves were made Monday, when the trading period for the season expired.
The Wild sent defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round draft pick in 2015 to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Leopold, the Hobey Baker Award winner in 2002 for the national champion team at Minnesota. Then they sent a second-round selection in the 2017 draft to Buffalo for Stewart, who had 11 goals and 14 assists for the Sabres this season.
The Wild also acquired AHL center Jared Knight from the Boston Bruins for center Zack Phillips, their first-round draft pick in 2011.