New Jersey Devils complete a trade with the Minnesota Wild

Julien Trekker
June 21, 2024  (11:40)

Logos of the New Jersey Devils and the Minnesota Wild.
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The New Jersey Devils completed a trade with the Minnesota Wild on Friday morning involving an intriguing prospect.

The Devils organization announced that they've acquired the 23-year-old forward Adam Beckman from the Minnesota Wild in return for Graeme Clarke.
Clarke, 23, scored 49 points in 67 games this season with the Utica Comets.
As for Beckman, he scored 23 points in 51 AHL games, and two assits in 11 NHL games.
Read the Devils' full statement here:
"The New Jersey Devils have acquired forward Adam Beckman in a trade with the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Graeme Clarke. The announcement was made by President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald and Devils' Assistant General Manager/Utica Comets General Manager Dan MacKinnon.

Beckman, 23, has played in 23 career NHL games and made his NHL debut with the Wild on October 30, 2021, at Colorado. The 6'2», 180lbs. forward recorded his first NHL point, an assist, on November 6, 2021, at Pittsburgh. Beckman has three career assists and 14 career penalty minutes, all with Minnesota. In 2023-24, Beckham played in 11 games with the Wild, picking up two assists.

Beckman scored 33 points (19g-14a) last season for Iowa of the American Hockey League, leading the team in goals, and finishing fourth on the club in points. The lefthanded shot played in parts of four seasons with Iowa at the AHL level from 2020-21 to 2023-24 and totaled 108 points (57g-51a) in 181 regular-season contests. He also scored one goal in two games during the Calder Cup Playoffs in 2023.

Born on May 10, 2001, Minnesota selected the left wing in the third round, 75th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft. Before his professional experience, he played three seasons (2017-18 to 2020-21) in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with Spokane and totaled 196 career points (97g-99a) in 153 games with the Chiefs.

Clarke played the last four seasons with the Devils organization at the AHL level with Binghamton/Utica He was selected by New Jersey in the third round, 80th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft, five picks after Minnesota selected Beckman.
The two players are getting near the NHL level and could get a full-time spot in a lineup next season.
Details will follow.