Potential Trade Targets For The Minnesota Wild On Defense

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Dec 29, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson (4) shoots the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cody Franson, shoots right

6’5”, 213 lbs

August 8, 1987

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

Cody Franson is big, and great at manning the powerplay. He’s got an elite shot.

His work in the defensive zone is suspicious at times, and he’s not the fleetest of foot, but would give the Wild the size it needs in a physical western conference, and a boost on the powerplay.

The Toronto Maples Leafs appear to be in need of a roster overhaul. Franson could be a player that gets moved, though the price would likely be high.