Wild acquire Bergenheim in deal with Panthers

Bergenheim was sent to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

The Florida Panthers traded forward Sean Bergenheim and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2016 third-round selection.

Following a string of healthy scratches, the 31-year-old Bergnheim reportedly requested a trade out of Florida earlier this month.

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Bergenheim, scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the season, registered eight goals, 10 assists and 34 penalty minutes in 39 games with Florida this season. He signed a four-year deal as a free agent prior to the 2011-12 season worth an average annual value of $2.75 million.

The Helsinki, Finland native has recorded 95 goals and 84 assists in 489 career NHL games with the Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders.

The Islanders originally selected Bergenheim in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft.

Entering Tuesday, Minnesota holds the second wild card position in the Western Conference after posting an 8-1-1 record in their past 10 games.

February 24, 2015 - 8:07 pm ET
min Minnesota Wild
  • Sean Bergenheim
  • 7th-round pick (2016)
fla Florida Panthers
  • 3rd-round pick (2016)
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