Potential Trade Targets For The Minnesota Wild On Defense

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Dec 31, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry (2) skates against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Petry, shoots right

6’3”, 196 lbs

December 9, 1987

Average Annual Value: $3,075,000, last year under contract

Jeff Petry is a 27-year-old right-handed defenseman that could be a valuable addition for a team’s playoff push/run.

Petry has a modest 11 points in 51 games this season and plays both powerplay and penalty kill minutes. He has the combination of skating well with a large frame. He would likely be a second or third-pairing defenseman with the Wild.

That Petry is a -23 this season shouldn’t be taken too seriously, as he is surrounded by a young group in Edmonton that has struggled mightily.