Potential Trade Targets For The Minnesota Wild On Defense

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Jan 19, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera (4) takes a shot against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Carolina defeated Toronto 4-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Andrej Sekera, shoots left

6’0”, 200 lbs

July 8, 1986

Average Annual Value: $2,750,000, last year under contract

Andrej Sekera is a left-handed defenseman with lots of offensive upside. The 28-year-old put up 44 points last season, while averaging 23:40 minutes per game.

He wouldn’t fit Minnesota’s need for an offensive right-handed shot, or a physical lefty for the bottom pairing. He does carry a bargain cap hit for his output and could be a big addition to any team looking to make a run this season.

Carolina is in a position to retool for the future, and Sekera could be on the move. In the final year of his contract, he could quietly bring a nice return to the Hurricanes.