SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired a fifth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Tyler Graovac (pronounced GRAY-oh-vack).
Graovac, 24 (4/27/93), totaled nine points (7-2=9) and 10 penalty minutes (PIM) in 52 games with Minnesota in 2016-17. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound native of Brampton, Ont., added 15 points (10-5=15) and 15 PIM in 26 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Graovac was selected by the Wild in the seventh round (191st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Saint Paul and totaled nine points (7-2=9) and 10 PIM in 57 games with Minnesota after making his NHL debut in 2014-15.
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