Daniel Winnik has found a new home…for now.
After spending the last year and a half with the Washington Capitals, the unrestricted free agent has decided to join the Minnesota Wild on professional tryout.
Winnik put together a decent season with the Caps last season, as the bottom-six forward collected 12 goals and 25 points in 72 games in 2016-17.
Since coming into the league in 2007-08, the veteran has moved around quite a bit. He began his career with Arizona before making stops in Colorado, San Jose, Anaheim, Toronto, Pittsburgh and Washington.
In 717 career NHL games, the 32-year-old has 76 goals, 152 assists and 340 penalty minutes.
The move makes sense for Minnesota. Head coach Bruce Boudreau always enjoys icing four balanced lines and adding Winnik certainly gives them another capable veteran forward that can kill penalties and play well in his own end.
The Wild currently have over $2 million in cap space, so they could fit Winnik under the cap if they like what they see from him in training camp.