World News – US – Wild swaps Luke Kunin in Nashville for Nick Bonino


The Wild started Day 2 of the NHL Draft with a trade, sending forward Luke Kunin and 101st pick to Nashville for center Nick Bonino, 37th pick and 70th

With the 37th pick, the Wild took Russian center Marat Khusnutdinov from St Petersburg from the Continental Hockey League

With their own second round, No 39 overall, it took Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman Ryan O’Rourke, a 6-foot, 180-pound player who was the captain of the Hockey League team. from Ontario at 17 last season

Bonino, 32, only has one season out of his four years, $ 16 4 million contracts He spent the last three seasons with the Predators and ends two consecutive seasons of 35 points He has scored 18 goals in 67 games in 2019-20

The 32-year-old is familiar with general manager Bill Guerin, as Bonino was with the Penguins from 2015 to 2017 while Guerin was with the team’s front office

Kunin, who lined up center and right wing during his time with the Wild, is restricted free agent due to new contract 15th overall pick by the Wild in 2016, Kunin had 15 goals and 16 assists in 63 games last season Overall, the former Wisconsin star has 23 goals and 29 assists in 131 career games. p>

In 44 games last season with SKA St Petersburgh junior club, Khusnutdinov tallied 13 goals and 25 assists He also captained the Russian squad to win gold at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and is described as a flashy and confident score threat

In 54 games last season, O’Rourke had seven goals and 30 assists He is described as a fluid and mobile skater who is difficult to play against

Sarah McLellan covers the Wild and the NHL Before joining the Star Tribune in November 2017, she spent five years covering the Coyotes for The Arizona Republic

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World news – United States – Wild swaps Luke Kunin in Nashville for Nick Bonino



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