The Minnesota Wild made another splash in the free agent pool, signing forward Matt Cooke to a three-year, $7.5M contract.
Cooke tallied 21 points and 36 penalty minutes in 48 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He has recorded 360 points, 1,068 PIM and a plus-53 rating in 935 career NHL games during 14 seasons with Vancouver, Washington and Pittsburgh.
As well, the Wild have traded Devin Setoguchi to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2014 second-round pick. The Setoguchi move cleared $3 million off the books.
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