January 17, 2019 | 3:00pm ET
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HURRICANES ACQUIRE NIEDERREITER FROM WILD FOR RASK

 
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Nino Niederreiter, forward

 

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forward Nino Niederreiter from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for winger Victor Rask.

“We’re excited to welcome a proven goal-scorer and veteran presence in Nino Niederreiter,” said Hurricanes GM Don Waddell. “We wish Victor the best moving forward and thank him for his efforts on the ice and in the community during his time in Raleigh.”

Niederreiter, 26, has registered nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points in 46 games with Minnesota this season.

The Chur, Switzerland, native, has accumulated 112 goals and 119 assists for 231 points in 498 career NHL games, to date, with the New York Islanders and Minnesota.

Niederreiter was drafted by the Islanders in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.

Rask, 25, picked up a goal and five assists for six points in 26 games with Carolina this season.

The native of Leksand, Sweden, has tallied 63 goals and 100 assists for 163 points in 339 career NHL contests with the Hurricanes.

He was selected by Carolina in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.