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TRADE ALERT | Penguins and Wild complete a trade

Published January 25, 2024 at 2:27 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
The news just broke, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Minnesota Wild have completed a transaction.

The two teams came together and exchanged rights on a forward for a Defenseman. The Pens will be sending defenceman Will Butcher to the Wild and the Penguins will acquire the forward Maxim Cajkovic in exchange:

The Penguins have acquired forward Maxim Cajkovic from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenseman Will Butcher.

Cajkovic is signed through the 2023.24 season and his contract carries an average annual value of $925,000 at the NHL level.




Named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team when he entered the league, Butcher's career went sideways afterwards. A promising left handed shot puck moving Defenseman he rapidly fell off his team's depth charts and now plays in the AHL.

Cajkovic for his parts, has yet to make an impact. The forward spent the majority of his professional career in the East Coast Hockey League and as given the opportunity to play a few AHL games along there way.
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