Ryan Donato was traded to the San Jose Sharks by the Minnesota Wild on Monday for a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.
The forward scored 23 points (14 goals, nine assists) in 62 games this season and zero points in two postseason games when the Wild were defeated in four games by the Vancouver Canucks in the best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Donato signed a two-year, $3.8 million contract (average annual value $1.9 million) with the Wild on July 16, 2019 and can be a restricted free agent after next season. He was traded to Minnesota by the Boston Bruins for forward Charlie Coyle on Feb. 20, 2019.
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Boston’s second-round pick (No. 56) in the 2014 NHL Draft, Donato has scored 57 points (29 goals, 28 assists) in 130 regular-season games and no points in five postseason games.
The Wild have made three trades since they lost in the Qualifiers. They traded a conditional pick in the 2021 NHL Draft to the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Nick Bjugstad on Sept. 11. Six days later, center Eric Staal was traded to the Buffalo Sabres for forward Marcus Johansson.
The pick, originally owned by the Pittsburgh Penguins, was acquired by San Jose as part of the trade for forward Patrick Marleau on Feb. 24.