Wild Acquires Brad Staubitz From San Jose

We will have more information on this as it becomes available on Wild.com, but the Wild has just made a trade for San Jose tough guy, Brad Staubitz. The Wild gives up its fifth round pick (129th overall) for Staubitz, who played 47 games with the Sharks last year and picked up three goals and three assists. Most notably, he piled up 110 penalty minutes last year, and quite a few (20) fighting majors.

Surely, this will start some speculation that one enforcer’s days in Minnesota may be numbered, but we don’t know that for sure. It also shows that General Manager Chuck Fletcher does value that toughness element, but maybe not at a super steep price.

I just spoke with Staubitz, and his quotes can be found on the updated Wild.com story. He sounded very excited about coming to a new team, and another hockey-crazed market. He said he doesn’t know a lot of Wild players aside from competing against some of them, but he’s always excited about meeting new teammates.


One response to “Wild Acquires Brad Staubitz From San Jose

  1. It would be a good move if the Wild kept Derek and John around next year.
    Take away the Enforcer part and take a look what they did around the net for helping set things up with just their height!
    It allowed the players around them to SCORE!
    At times also they did throw the puck at the net as well.
    If I were a Head Coach I would fear more of the Enforcers like Derek and John around the net because they could easily score when you least expected it the most!

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