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Wild deal Jason Zucker to Pittsburgh Penguins

The Wild get Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison and a draft pick in the trade.
Credit: AP
Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

PITTSBURGH — The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Wild confirmed the deal, receiving Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison, and a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick.

"Jason Zucker is a top-six forward that we think will be a great fit for our group. He's a proven goal scorer, and with three more years on his current contract, he has the potential to make an impact for us moving forward," Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said in a statement.

Zucker was sixth on the Wild roster this season 14 goals and 29 points in 45 games.

The 28-year-old had spent his entire NHL career in Minnesota so far.

Zucker's contract runs through the 2022-23 season, with an average annual value of $5.5 million.

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