Minnesota Wild transactions

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Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-21
Recalled RW Matt Read from Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-21
Minnesota Wild logo Alexander Khovanov Signed C Alexander Khovanov to a three-year, entry-level contract. 2019-03-19
Minnesota Wild logo Igor Merezhko
Igor Merezhko
2019-03-18
Signed G Matt Robson to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2019-03-18
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-18
Assigned RW Matt Read to Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-18
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-17
Assigned RW Matt Read to Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-17
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-17
Recalled RW Matt Read from Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-17
Minnesota Wild logo Victor Rask
Victor Rask
2019-03-11
Activated C Victor Rask from injured reserve.
2019-03-11
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-09
Assigned RW Matt Read to Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-09
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-06
Recalled RW Matt Read from Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-06
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-05
Assigned RW Matt Read to Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-05
Minnesota Wild logo Connor Dewar
Connor Dewar
2019-03-05
Signed C Connor Dewar to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-03-05
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-04
Recalled RW Matt Read from Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-04
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-03
Assigned RW Matt Read to Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-03
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Read
Matt Read
2019-03-01
Recalled RW Matt Read from Iowa (AHL).
2019-03-01
Minnesota Wild logo
2019-02-25
TRADE ANALYSIS
Winnipeg Jets acquired Matt Hendricks from Minnesota Wild for 2020 7th Round Pick
2019-02-25
Minnesota Wild logo
2019-02-25
TRADE ANALYSIS
Minnesota Wild acquired Kevin Fiala from Nashville Predators for Mikael Granlund
2019-02-25
Minnesota Wild logo Eric Staal
Eric Staal
2019-02-25
Signed C Eric Staal to a two-year, $6.5 million contract extension.
2019-02-25
Minnesota Wild logo Ryan Donato
Ryan Donato
2019-02-21
Recalled C Ryan Donato from Iowa (AHL).
2019-02-21
Minnesota Wild logo J.T. Brown
J.T. Brown
2019-02-21
Recalled RW J.T. Brown from Iowa (AHL).
2019-02-21
Minnesota Wild logo Charlie Coyle
Charlie Coyle
2019-02-20
Boston Bruins Acquired C Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild for C Ryan Donato and a conditional 2019 fifth-round draft pick.
2019-02-20
Minnesota Wild logo Cal O'Reilly
Cal O'Reilly
2019-02-19
Assigned C Cal O'Reilly to Iowa (AHL).
2019-02-19
Minnesota Wild logo Cal O'Reilly
Cal O'Reilly
2019-02-18
Recalled C Cal O'Reilly from Iowa (AHL).
2019-02-18
Minnesota Wild logo Kyle Rau
Kyle Rau
2019-02-18
Assigned C Kyle Rau to Iowa (AHL).
2019-02-18
Minnesota Wild logo Pontus Aberg
Pontus Aberg
2019-02-17
Activated LW Pontus Aberg from injured reserve.
2019-02-17
Minnesota Wild logo Joel Eriksson Ek Recalled C Joel Eriksson Ek from Iowa (AHL). 2019-02-06
Minnesota Wild logo Nate Prosser
Nate Prosser
2019-02-04
Assigned D Nate Prosser to Iowa (AHL).
2019-02-04
Minnesota Wild logo J.T. Brown
J.T. Brown
2019-02-04
Assigned RW J.T. Brown to Iowa (AHL).
2019-02-04
Minnesota Wild logo Luke Kunin
Luke Kunin
2019-02-04
Recalled C Luke Kunin from Iowa (AHL).
2019-02-04
Minnesota Wild logo Kyle Rau
Kyle Rau
2019-02-04
Recalled C Kyle Rau from Iowa (AHL).
2019-02-04
Minnesota Wild logo Nate Prosser
Nate Prosser
2019-02-03
Waived D Nate Prosser.
2019-02-03
Minnesota Wild logo J.T. Brown
J.T. Brown
2019-02-03
Waived RW J.T. Brown.
2019-02-03
Minnesota Wild logo Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy
2019-01-30
New Jersey Devils Acquired D Ryan Murphy from the Minnesota Wild for D Michael Kapla.
2019-01-30
Minnesota Wild logo Alex Stalock
Alex Stalock
2019-01-29
Signed G Alex Stalock to a three-year, $2.355 million contract extension.
2019-01-29
Minnesota Wild logo Anthony Bitetto
Anthony Bitetto
2019-01-25
Acquired D Anthony Bitetto off waivers from the Nashville Predators.
2019-01-25
Minnesota Wild logo Luke Kunin
Luke Kunin
2019-01-24
Assigned C Luke Kunin to Iowa (AHL).
2019-01-24
Minnesota Wild logo Joel Eriksson Ek Assigned C Joel Eriksson Ek to Iowa (AHL). 2019-01-24
Minnesota Wild logo Louie Belpedio
Louie Belpedio
2019-01-22
Assigned D Louie Belpedio to Iowa (AHL).
2019-01-22
Minnesota Wild logo Louie Belpedio
Louie Belpedio
2019-01-18
Recalled D Louie Belpedio from Iowa (AHL).
2019-01-18
Minnesota Wild logo Nino Niederreiter Carolina Hurricanes Acquired RW Nino Niederreiter from the Minnesota Wild for C Victor Rask. 2019-01-17
Minnesota Wild logo Pontus Aberg
Pontus Aberg
2019-01-16
Acquired LW Pontus Aberg from the Anaheim Ducks for C Justin Kloos.
2019-01-16
Minnesota Wild logo Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy
2019-01-08
Assigned D Ryan Murphy to Iowa (AHL).
2019-01-08
Minnesota Wild logo Joel Eriksson Ek Recalled C Joel Eriksson Ek from Iowa (AHL). 2019-01-08
Minnesota Wild logo Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy
2019-01-01
Recalled D Ryan Murphy from Iowa (AHL).
2019-01-01
Minnesota Wild logo Matt Bartkowski
Matt Bartkowski
2018-12-29
Recalled D Matt Bartkowski from Iowa (AHL).
2018-12-29
Minnesota Wild logo Joel Eriksson Ek Assigned C Joel Eriksson Ek to Iowa (AHL). 2018-12-28
Minnesota Wild logo Luke Kunin
Luke Kunin
2018-12-17
Recalled C Luke Kunin from Iowa (AHL).
2018-12-17
Minnesota Wild logo Luke Kunin
Luke Kunin
2018-12-09
Recalled C Luke Kunin from Iowa (AHL).
2018-12-09
Minnesota Wild logo
2018-11-27
Waived D Eric Martinsson.
2018-11-27
Minnesota Wild logo Kaapo Kahkonen
Kaapo Kahkonen
2018-11-23
Assigned G Kaapo Kahkonen to Iowa (AHL).
2018-11-23
Minnesota Wild logo Kaapo Kahkonen
Kaapo Kahkonen
2018-11-23
Recalled G Kaapo Kahkonen from Iowa (AHL).
2018-11-23

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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