Potential Trade Targets For The Minnesota Wild On Defense

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Feb 1, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek (4) skates with the puck against Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Zbynek Michalek, shoots right

6’2″, 210 lbs

December 23, 1982

Average Annual Value: $4,000,000, last year under contract

Zbynek Michalek made his NHL debut with Minnesota during the 2003-04 season. He then spent five seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes before going to Pittsburgh. After two season with the Penguins, he returned to the ‘Yotes. It’s possible he will make it a round-trip this season, should the Wild go after him.

Michalek plays a defensively-sound game, and has some offensive ability. He is a veteran that can add to the bottom or top of a team’s defensive corps. With Arizona ready to overhaul their roster, expect Michalek to go somewhere.