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Wild Press Release on Staubitz Trade


SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired right wing Brad Staubitz, a restricted free agent from the San Jose Sharks, in exchange for the Wild’s fifth round pick (#129) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

“Brad is a tough, physical player that will provide grit and energy to our team,” said Fletcher.

Staubitz, 25 (7/28/84), recorded six points (3-3=6) and 110 penalty minutes (PIM) in 47 games with San Jose in 2009-10, his first full season in the NHL. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta split the 2008-09 campaign between San Jose and the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League (AHL). He recorded three points (1-2=3) and 76 PIM in 35 games with San Jose and tallied five assists and 130 PIM with Worcester. Staubitz has totaled nine points (4-5=9) and 186 PIM in 82 career NHL games with San Jose. He was originally signed as a free agent by the Sharks on Sept. 19, 2005.

Minnesota now owns seven picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, including the ninth selection in the first round and four of the first 69 overall picks (#9, 39, 56, 69, 99, 159, and 189).

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.