ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired forward Dante Salituro from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Jordan Schroeder.
Salituro, 20 (11/15/96), totaled 22 points (11-11=22) and 18 penalty minutes (PIM) in 30 games with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2016-17, before appearing in seven ECHL games and totaling one goal and two PIM in five games with Cleveland of the American Hockey League (AHL). The 5-foot-8, 176-pound native of Willowdale, Ontario, totaled 282 points (122-160=282) and 243 PIM in 295 games during five OHL seasons with Ottawa (2012-16) and London (2016-17). He originally signed a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with Columbus on July 1, 2016.
Schroeder, 26 (9/29/90), totaled 25 points (11-14=25) and four PIM in 88 games during parts of three seasons with Minnesota (2014-17). The 5-foot-9, 179-pound native of Lakeville, Minn., registered 13 points (6-7=13) in 37 games with Minnesota and 18 points (6-12=18) and 12 PIM in 25 games with the Iowa Wild (AHL) in 2016-17. He has recorded 40 points (17-23=40) in 144 career NHL contests with Vancouver (2012-14) and Minnesota. He was originally selected by Vancouver in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.