The Wild dealt winger Ryan Donato to the San Jose Sharks on Monday for a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. Donato, acquired from Boston in February 2019 for Charlie Coyle, had 14 goals and nine assists in 62 games with the Wild last season.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) October 5, 2020
The Wild also re-signed defenseman Carson Soucy and center Nico Sturm. Soucy agreed to a three-year, $8.25 million contract ($2.75 million AAV) that will run through the 2022-23 season. The 26-year-old had seven goals and 14 points with a plus-16 rating in 55 games during his first full season with the Wild in 2019-20. Soucy would have been eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on Friday.
Sturm got a two-year, $1.45 million contract that will be a one-way deal. The 25-year-old had two assists in six regular-season games with the Wild in 2019-20. He played in two of the Wild’s postseason games against Vancouver in the Edmonton bubble and had a goal in Minnesota’s overtime loss in Game 4.