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February 18, 2019

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Brad Hunt, Golden Knights defenseman, traded to Minnesota

VGk vs Carolina

Isaac Brekken / Assocaited Press

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) congratulates defenseman Brad Hunt (77) after he scored against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at T-Mobile Arena.

Brad Hunt has played sparingly for the Golden Knights, and many wondered when he might suit up again.

He might soon, but it won’t be for Vegas.

The Golden Knights announced Monday night that they traded Hunt and a 2019 sixth-round pick to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick.

Hunt, a 30-year-old left-handed defenseman, played in 13 games with the Golden Knights, registering two goals, five assists and a plus-three. He played in 45 games last season and the Wild will be the fifth team in his six-year career.

The move gives the Golden Knights three fifth-round picks, as they own the Canadiens’ fifth-round pick from the David Schlemko trade on June 22, 2017. They do not have a sixth- or seventh-round pick.

The Wild had an extra fifth-rounder, owning Washington’s pick. The Golden Knights will receive whichever ends up being better between that of Washington or Minnesota.

The Golden Knights currently have 22 players on the roster but have four players on injured reserve who could be activated to take Hunt’s spot.

The Wild assigned defenseman Louis Belpedio to AHL Iowa to make room on the roster.

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