The Chicago Blackhawks have traded 2021 Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury to the Minnesota Wild for a conditional 2022 second-round pick.
The pick becomes a first-round pick in Minnesota reaches the Western Conference finals and Fleury wins at least four games in its first two rounds.
Fleury has posted a 19-20-5 record with four shutouts on a Blackhawks team that hasn't been in playoff contention since early in the season.
Fleury will join Cam Talbot after the team moved Kaapo Kahkonen. The Wild hope to make noise in the post-season, but goaltending has been a mixed bag for them this year. This could be a big boost for a team that could make noise in the coming weeks.
The move serves as a big investment payoff for the Hawks, who only had to give up minor leaguer Mikael Hakkarainen in return. Hakkarainen went over to play in the second Swedish league, meaning Fleury was essentially traded for absolutely nothing.
Talk about a steal.