Skip to main content

Wild acquire Blackhawks forward Winchester in trade

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Minnesota Wild made a minor league trade with the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday.

1500 ESPN reports the Wild have sent defenseman Brian Connelly to Chicago in exchange for forward Brad Winchester.

Winchester has played in 55 games this season for the Blackhawks' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. He had scored 16 goals and also had 14 assists.

Over his career, Winchester has recorded 68 points in 390 career NHL games spanning over seven seasons with Edmonton, Dallas, St. Louis, Anaheim and San Jose.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound native of Madison, Wisconsin, was originally selected by Edmonton in the second-round of the 2000 NHL entry draft.

According to Pro Hockey Talk, Winchester's last NHL action came during the 2011-12 campaign. He scored 10 points in 67 games for San Jose.

Connelly has emerged as a decent offensive defenseman. He led the Iowa Wild (AHL) in scoring this season with 32 points in 50 games. The Bloomington native was signed as a free agent in July 2012.

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Ant's injury clouds Timberwolves' victory over the Nets

The Timberwolves star was injured in the final minutes on Sunday night.

Akoya Lee

Byron native Ayoka Lee sets NCAA record for points in a game

The Kansas State forward broke a record shared by former Gopher Rachel Banham.

cold, wind chill, freezing

It's going to be stupid cold again Tuesday and Wednesday

They'll almost certainly be the 10th and 11th days with subzero temps this month.

Williams Uptown Pub

Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting

Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.

Alex Rodríguez

A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds

The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.

Flickr - Minneapolis police squad - Chad Davis

Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis

The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

Screen Shot 2022-01-23 at 8.37.27 AM

Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win

The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.

Aaron Rodgers

America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers

The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.

Marcus Foligno

Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day

A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.

Related