Minnesota Wild Complete Trade With San Jose Sharks

ESPN's NHL Insider Kevin Weekes has dropped some trade news on us, reporting that the Minnesota Wild are dealing right-shot defenseman Calen Addison to the San Jose Sharks. 

Wild beat writer Michael Russo reports that Minnesota will receive a fifth-round pick in 2026, in return.

The 23-year-old Addison will be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights next season. Cap Friendly notes that he is on a one-year contract at $825,000, and will have a qualifying offer after the season of $866,250. He's three years away from unrestricted free agency.

Addison has spent the last two seasons in Minny, showing some playmaking skills by recording 26 assists (plus three goals) in 62 games last season, with a minus-17. He has five assists in 12 games thus far this year. He's played about 16 minutes a night with the Wild. 

Addison was a second-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2018 NHL Draft.

It's not exactly the kind of move that will turn around this disastrous Sharks season, but hey, it's something. 

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