Updated: 03/05/2014 3:41 PM KSTP.com By: Chris Long
A flurry of activity in advance of the NHL trade deadline featured several current and former Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Gophers...
The Wild acquired F Matt Moulson and F Cody McCormick from Buffalo for F Torrey Mitchell and undisclosed draft picks.
Former Minnesota Gopher Thomas Vanek was traded from the New York Islanders to the Montreal Canadiens for Sebastian Collberg. Conditional draft picks were also involved in the deal.
Current Gopher Hudson Faching had his rights traded from the Los Angeles Kings to Buffalo along with D Nicolas Deslauriers in exchange for D Brayden McNabb, F Jonathan Parker and two 2nd round draft picks.
Former Minnesota Wild star F Marian Gaborik was traded from Columbus to Los Angeles in exchange for F Matt Frattin and two draft picks.
Former Wild D Nick Schultz was sent to Columbus from Edmonton in exchange for a 5th-round draft pick.
Other notable deals leading up to the NHL trade-deadline: