Wild lands F Jakub Lauko from Bruins for F Vinni Lettieri

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NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Boston BruinsFeb 29, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins center Jakub Lauko (94) shoots against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild acquired forward Jakub Lauko and the No. 122 overall pick in this year’s draft from the Boston Bruins on Saturday, in exchange for forward Vinni Lettieri and the No. 110 overall draft selection.

Lauko. 24, was a third-round draft pick by the Bruins in 2018. He made his NHL debut during the 2022-23 season, and in 83 games with Boston over the last two seasons he has six goals with 11 assists.

Lettieri, 29, was undrafted before making his NHL debut with the New York Rangers in 2017-18. Over six seasons with four teams, including the Bruins in 2022-23, Lettieri has 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists) in 129 games.

The swap of draft picks in the fourth round consists of each team’s natural selection. The Wild acquired the rights to defenseman Aron Kiviharju of Denmark, who played last season for Finland’s HIFK Helsinki. The Bruins acquired the rights to defenseman Elliott Groenewald, a Vermont native and Quinnipiac commit.

–Field Level Media

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