Wild And Avalanche Complete Interesting Trade

The Minnesota Wild have acquired Tyson Jost from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Nico Sturm.

This is a very strange trade to see, as these two teams are Central Division rivals and stand a real shot of playing each other in the first round of the postseason. However, they have decided to put their bad blood aside and make this interesting move.

Colorado selected Jost with the 10th overall pick of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Since then, he has not blossomed into that top-six forward that they had hoped. However, he does work well in the bottom six and should be a decent addition for Minnesota. In 59 games this campaign, he has six goals to go along with eight assists. 

Sturm is currently playing his second full season in the NHL. In 53 games on the year, he has nine goals and eight assists. He has been praised for his solid defensive play, so he could get some time on Colorado's penalty kill.

With this move, the Avalanche are saving $1.275 million cap space. This, in turn, likely means that they are aiming to make another notable move before the deadline passes. Keep an eye on them - they aren't finished yet. 

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