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Brad Winchester | Winger

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
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The Minnesota Wild have acquired Brad Winchester from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Brian Connelly.
Winchester will provide the Wild with a viable bottom-six forward to use should the team start to deal with mounting injuries. The 32-year-old has 68 points and 552 penalty minutes in 390 career NHL games, although he hasn't played at that level since the 2011-12 campaign. Feb 26 - 5:53 PM

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Brad Winchester has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Winchester recorded 27 points and 66 penalty minutes in 37 AHL games last season. He'll probably start the 2013-14 campaign in the minors.
Source: TSN.ca
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 08:31:00 PM

Brad Winchester has been released from his professional tryout contract.

Winchester is an unrestricted free agent. He had 10 points and 88 penalty minutes in 67 games with the San Jose Sharks in 2011-12.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 04:31:00 PM

The Calgary Flam es have signed Brad Winchester to a professional tryout.

Winchester was an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after playing last season with San Jose where he potted six goals and had 10 points. He is a fourth line player who plays all out. "Given the body of work that he has had in his career . . . he's a big guy and he's a hard guy to play against," GM Jay Feaster said. "He's a tenacious guy on the forecheck. We thought he did a real good job last season in San Jose, for example. We just felt that because he was willing to come in on a tryout basis, it's a free look for us. We'll see where it goes." Winchester had 88 penalty minutes last season and the Flames could use a replacement for Tom Kostopolous who filled that role last season.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 05:41:00 AM

Brad Winchester has reportedly joined the Finnish team TuTo.

TuTo plays in the second-highest level of Finnish hockey, Mestis. Winchester had 10 points and 88 penalty minutes in 67 games with the San Jose Sharks last season. He became an unrestricted free agent this summer and was unable to secure an NHL contract before the lockout started.
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 01:19:00 PM

Brad Winchester is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Winchester had six goals and 10 points this season after being signed by the Sharks as a UFA in the off-season. He played for the Ducks in the previous season and signed a pro tryout last off-season with the Sharks. Look for him to probably re-sign with San Jose next season.
Sun, May 20, 2012 08:38:00 AM

Former Blues forward Brad Winchester may get the chance to play against his old team on Thursday night in Game 4.

He skated on the fourth line at practice Wednesday with Andrew Desjardins and Tommy Wingels. If he plays then it will mark his first contest of these playoffs and the first time he has suited up since Mar. 19 dating back to regular season. Winchester would add some physicality to the team's bottom six.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 03:17:00 PM

GM Doug Wilson said that contract negotiations with Brad Winchester will wait until after the season.

Winchester came to training camp on a professional tryout and played well enough to receive a $725,000 one year contract. He has six goals and 10 points with 77 penalty minutes this season and has the respect of his teammates due to his willingness to stand up for his team. He has value in fantasy pools in the penalty minute category and chips in enough offensively to be taken in deep pools.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 10:13:00 AM

Brad Winchester, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, would like to re-sign with the San Jose Sharks.

I hope so. I love San Jose. It’s a fantastic organization," Winchester said. He attended the Sharks training camp on a tryout basis and earned a one-year contract. He has 10 points and 77 penalty minutes in 58 games this season.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 04:00:00 PM

Brad Winchester notched a goal 3:10 into the game, but that would be all the scoring the San Jose Sharks would get as they fell 4-1 to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

The winger's goal was just his sixth and ninth point of the season, and as an enforcer-type, he plays a handful of minutes a night, so he's got no reason to be owned in fantasy leagues. Andrew Desjardins and Dan Boyle had the helpers on the goal.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 01:34:00 AM

Brad Winchester scored his third goal of the season on Thursday.

Winchester was moved to the top line during practice on Wednesday and he also played alongside Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. He has definite fantasy value if he remains there in place of Patrick Marleau who skated on the third line Thursday.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 10:19:00 AM

Brad Winchester skated alongside Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski during the Sharks' practice on Wednesday.

Sharks coach Todd McLellan wouldn't confirm that Winchester would play on that line Thursday, but it seems likely. That makes Winchester worth keeping an eye on, although his fantasy value is still limited. Winchester has just four points in 24 games and the 30-year-old has never recorded more than 21 points in a single season.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 11:25:00 AM

Brad Winchester was given a maintenance day off on Friday.

Just an FYI. Winchester had only one assist in 15 games before Thursday but a goal and an assist against the Red Wings tripled his point count and likely gave him Friday off. He has no real fantasy value.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 09:00:00 AM

Brad Winchester has signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks Monday.

"We feel that our training camp was as competitive as it ever has been and Brad came into it and earned a spot on our roster," stated Sharks GM Doug Wilson. "He brings a rugged, veteran presence to our lineup and he does whatever it takes to be a good teammate." Winchester will play on the fourth line when he's not a healthy scratch.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 09:07:00 PM

Brad Winchester will attend the San Jose Sharks' training camp on a tryout basis.

Winchester had 16 points and 114 penalty minutes in 76 games with the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks last season. He might make the Sharks opening game roster as a fourth liner.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 10:46:00 AM

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