The New York Rangers placed the former Wild forward on unconditional waivers Wednesday with the intention of terminating his contract.

This season, Bonino, 35, has appeared in 45 games for the Rangers, scoring one goal and dishing out five points. Over the course of 15 seasons, the seasoned NHL player has represented seven different clubs, including the Wild.

Before the 2020–21 season, the Wild acquired Bonino in exchange for Luke Kunin and a fourth-round pick (101), as well as a second-round pick (37th) and a third-round pick (70th) in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Marat Khusnutdinov, the 2020 second-round selection, has rapidly risen through the Wild’s prospect pool and appears to be considering a move to Minnesota following his KHL season’s conclusion.

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The 2020 Wild used the 65th choice in the 2020 draft to choose defenseman Daemon Hunt. Later, the 2020 third-round pick was transferred to the Detroit Red Wings for a 2020 third-round pick (65th) and a 2020 fifth-round pick (132nd).

During the 2020–21 season, Bonino participated in 55 games for the Wild, scoring 26 points and ten goals while delivering excellent defensive performance to the team’s bottom six.

Bonino has participated in 868 games during his career. With the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2015–16 and 2016–17, he won two Stanley Cups and totaled 358 points and 159 goals.

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