After acquiring Pontus Aberg in a trade with Anaheim Wednesday night, the Minnesota Wild announced Thursday they’ve traded forward Nino Niederreiter to the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Wild are getting center Victor Rask in return.
Niederreiter is 26 years old and has 23 points, including nine goals, in 46 games with the Wild this season. He has 112 goals and 19 assists in 498 career NHL games.
Rask is 25 years old and has one goal and five assists in 26 games with the Hurricanes this year. He’s recorded 63 career goals, including 15 power-play goals and 13 game-winners in 339 career games. He’s in the middle of a six-year contract that lasts through the 2021-22 season.