The Minnesota Wild have traded winger Martin Havlat for Dany Heatley of the San Jose Sharks. Havlat waived his no-trade clause for the move to San Jose.
At 9:42 pm CDT on July 3, 2011 Michael Russo tweeted "Sources say Martin Havlat waives no trade, dealt to San Jose for Dany Heatley"
#15 / Left Wing / San Jose Sharks
Jan 21, 1981
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Heatley's the kind of player who will work well as a pure sniper. He can create his own shot, he's a big body in front and will put the puck on net more frequently than anyone this franchise has seen since Marian Gaborik left.
Here's Heatley's remaining contract:
- 2011-2012: $8M
- 2012-2013: $6M
- 2013-2014: $5M
- 2014-2015: UFA
For the kind of production Heatley has provided and is projected to provide along side Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Mikko Koivu, Heatley's contract is fantastic.
More information as the details come out, but frankly, it's a move I like, no matter my opinion about Heatley's past. He's a productive player and an offensive threat any time he's on the ice.
So folks, what do you say?