The Dallas Morning News
Wild get Klingberg at deadline
In historic NHL deal, one-time Star Ritchie is traded for brother
Defenseman John Klingberg, who spent his first eight seasons with the Stars, is on the move again after he was traded Friday to the Minnesota Wild.
Klingberg signed a oneyear, $7 million contract with Anaheim last summer so will be available again as an unrestricted free agent after this season ends.
The Wild, a possible early round playoff foe for the Stars, acquired him just before Friday’s 2 p.m. trade deadline, sending the Ducks minorleague defenseman Andrej Sustr, a fourth-rounder in 2025 and the rights to 2019 sixth-round pick Nikita Nesterenko, who plays for Boston
30, is an offensive defenseman who has
24 points but is a minus-28 for the Ducks.
He was the
Stars’ fifthround draft pick in 2010. In Dallas, he had 374 points in 552 games and was an All-star in 2018.
Minnesota also acquired center Oskar Sundqvist for a fourth-round pick sent to Detroit. The Wild freed up roster room by trading under-performing forward Jordan Greenway to Buffalo for a 2023 second- and 2024 fifth-round pick.
More ex-stars swapped: Former Stars forward Brett Ritchie was involved in a historic deal Friday as he was shipped from Calgary to Arizona in a trade that included his older brother, Nick, going the other way. According to NHL Stats, it’s the first trade in league history to involve two brothers.
Brett Ritchie was the Stars’ second-round pick in 2011 and scored 33 goals in five seasons in Dallas. He and minor-leaguer Connor Mackey were sent to the Coyotes for Nick Ritchie and defenseman Troy Stecher.
■ Vladislav Namestnikov, who came to the Stars at the 2022 deadline and scored a playoff goal, was dealt from Winnipeg to San Jose, a day after Tampa Bay had sent him to the Jets. Not counting his 24 hours in Winnipeg, the Sharks will be his seventh team in a 10season career.
FRIDAY’S GAMES Kraken 4, Blue Jackets 2:
In Columbus, Ohio, Alex Wennberg and Jared Mccann each had a goal and an assist, and Seattle picked up its third straight road win and a season series sweep. Jordan Eberle and Brandon Tanev also scored for Seattle, and Vince Dunn had two assists. Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 shots for the Kraken, tied with Edmonton for third place in the Pacific Division — two points behind Los Angeles and Vegas.
Oilers 6, Jets 3: In Edmonton, Alberta, Ryan Nugenthopkins had two goals and two assists as Edmonton Oilers won its second straight. Leon Draisaitl and Kailer Yamamoto each had two goals and an assist, and Connor Mcdavid had three assists for his sixth straight multipoint game.