Wild Acquires Pominville from Buffalo

By KBJR News 1

Wild Acquires Pominville from Buffalo

April 3, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Wild has acquired forward Jason Pominville from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Johan Larsson, goaltender Matt Hackett, and draft picks the team announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Pominville has 10 goals and 15 assists through 37 games thus far with Buffalo, that after posting 30 goals and 43 assists in a full 82-game schedule in the 2011-12 season.

The 30-year-old needed to waive his no-movement clause with Buffalo in order to be traded to Minnesota, with the move coming just hours before the 2:00 p.m. NHL trade deadline.

Pominville comes to Minnesota with one year remaining on his five-year, $26.5 million contract.

Hackett appeared in just one game NHL game this 2012-13 season, making 33 saves and allowing five goals in a Wild loss. He played 43 games in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Houston Aeros, finishing with an overall record of (19-20-3) and a 2.66 goals against average.

Larsson, meanwhile, made his NHL debut and only appearance with the Wild in February. He skated in 62 games this year for Houston, totaling 15 goals and 22 assists over that time.

The deal also includes Minnesota sending its first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft along with its second-round pick in 2014 to Buffalo, with the Sabres sending a fourth-round pick in 2014 to the Wild.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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