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AHL: Chicago Blackhawks Trade Brad Winchester To Minnesota Wild

It’s not a blockbuster trade, but a trade nonetheless.

Brad Winchester is once again packing his bags and heading to a different city, as the Chicago Blackhawks have traded him to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defensman Brian Connolly.

At 32-years old, Winchester has played for 8 different teams in his career, spending most of his time in the AHL. Depending on how the Wild will use Winchester, he could be beneficial in terms of his height and strength. Standing at 6′ 5″, same height as Wild forward Mike Rupp, he might just be the presence of a power forward the Wild are looking for.

Winchester has 16 goals and 14 assists for a total of 30 points in 55 games this season

Chicago won’t be new to AHL All-Star defensman Brian Connolly, as he was signed by the Blackhawks in 2008. Standing at 5′ 11″, Connolly has the ability and traits of an offensive-defensman. In 2012, Connolly had 52-points, ranking second in points amongst defensman in the AHL. According to ESPN, Connolly will immediately report to the Rockford IceHogs.

Connolly has 5 goals and 27 assists for a total of 32 points in 50 games this season.

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