Newly acquired Jason Pominville settling in with Minnesota Wild

Jason Pominville is starting to click with his Wilde teammates, scoring two goals Monday against...

Jason Pominville is starting to click with his Wilde teammates, scoring two goals Monday against the Calgary Flames. (Pierre-Paul Poulin/QMI Agency)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:35 PM ET

The Minnesota Wild may have signed the two biggest free agents on the market last season, but it’s a pre-trade deadline deal that may take them to the playoffs.

Prior to the April 3 deadline, the Wild acquired Jason Pominville, 30, from the Buffalo Sabres along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for Matt Hackett, Johan Larsson, a first and a second round pick.

Pominville was in the lineup Tuesday as the Wild took on the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.

“I’m not going to lie, it was a little bit of a shock when I heard about the trade, it was a little tough at first, I didn’t see it coming,” Pominville said. “But I’m really thrilled to be a part of this team and part of this group. It’s a great hockey city. And with the commitment that ownership has made throughout the off-season to do whatever it takes to win, it’s a fun group to be added to. I just want to help out the best I can and so far, it’s been good.”


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