The shock of the Nick Schultz trade will over power this news, but Greg Zanon has been traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Steven Kampfer, a young puck moving defenseman.
Zanon was another known quantity, but a guy who had fallen out of favor with the Wild and with Wild fans. A healthy scratch for a long stretch earlier in the year, Zanon's toughness and commitment to the team had come into question. Once a fan favorite for his willingness to take a 100 mile per hour slap shot to save a goal, Zanon recently became a guy who refused to enter scrums or stand up for his team.
The Mike Yeo system does not fit with players like Greg Zanon, so getting something for him is a good thing. The Wild trade a one dimensional player for a young player who looks to be still under development, but good turn out to be a solid d-man.
Kampfer has a cap hit of $850K, on a two way deal that expires after next season. He would be an RFA at that point. He is currently in the AHL.
More on Kampfer later.