Wild complete trade with Ducks for forward Nicolas Deslauriers

With the NHL’s trade deadline Monday, Wild general manager Bill Guerin is going big-star hunting. As our Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson told us in the ‘Scoop’ on Thursday, Guerin has been exploring making a move for a goalie.

In the meantime, Guerin moved a 2023 third round pick to Anaheim for forward Nicolas Deslauriers.

Deslauriers, 31, collected 10 points, 90 penalty minutes, and 210 hits in 61 games with Anaheim this season.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound winger led the Ducks in PIM and ranks fifth in the NHL in hits this season. He has recorded 82 points, 498 PIM and 1,483 hits in 486 career NHL games in nine seasons with Buffalo, Montreal and Anaheim (2013-22).

Deslauriers is a free agent after the season.

Wild Public Relations contributed to this report