Nino Niederreiter was unhappy about his role with the Islanders and the disgruntled winger was traded to the Wild Sunday in exchange for Cal Clutterbuck and the 70th pick during the NHL draft in Newark.

Niederreiter was drafted in 2010 as the fifth overall pick by the Islanders but never made any impact with the team. He had two goals and one assist in 64 games, and did not play in a single game last season with the Islanders.