Minnesota Wild Trade Brandon Duhaime to Colorado Avalanche

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It appears the Minnesota Wild have traded Brandon Duhaime, something that has been heavily rumored recently, to the Colorado Avalanche for a 2026 3rd round pick. Duhaime is the latest addition in Colorado where the Avs continue to beef up for what they believe is a legitimate Stanley Cup run.

Michael Russo (The Athletic) was so on top of the trade talks between Minnesota and the Avalanche that he was reporting the trade complete before he knew the team or the return. In fact, Guerin was still on the phone trying to complete the trade when Russo started tweeting about it.

What are Minnesota Wild losing in Brandon Duhaime?

The 26-year-old Duhaime has scored a career 35 points in 193 games (3 seasons) with the Wild, including 19 goals and 16 assists. What Guerin and other teams like most about Brandon is his ability to play up and down the lineup, along with his willingness to drop gloves and stand up for teammates whenever called upon. Inquiring teams probably saw this video and decided, ‘yeah, we’re in on that’.

Related: NHL Scout Scoffs at What Minnesota Wild Have to Offer at Trade Deadline

There have been other names floating around, including Connor Dewar, who is even younger than Duhaime. But Marc-Andre Fleury has already decided he wants to stick around St. Paul. Zach Bogosian signed an extension yesterday. Pat Maroon, even while injured, could still be moved before Friday’s deadline.

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