The Minnesota Wild have acquired center Martin Hanzal form the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a prospect and future draft picks. Coyote forward Ryan White also comes to Minnesota as part of the deal. Hanzal, Arizona's top goal-scored, has 16 goals and 10 assists this season with the Coyotes.

On the Wild's website GM Chuck Fletcher said of Hanzal:

He's an extremely tough player to play against. I know if you speak to any of our players having to play against Arizona over the last few years, he's a big, strong centerman, he plays a heavy game, he makes you earn every inch of the ice when you play against him," Fletcher said. "He's a guy that can contribute offensively, he can win faceoffs, he can play both specialty teams. We thought he was the top rental forward on the market.

The Minnesota Wild host the Los Angeles Kings tonight (2/27) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Go Wild!

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