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Minnesota trades Marc Hagel to Ottawa

Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced on Wednesday that the National Hockey League club has traded forward Marc Hagel to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for future considerations.

“Marc was an excellent competitor for us in Des Moines over the last four years,” said Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr. “He was a good teammate and an engaged ambassador to the game of hockey in central Iowa. He wanted a chance for a bigger role and we are currently a little crowded upfront to make that happen. He wants to play every night and we did the best we could to accommodate that for him.”

Hagel, 28, is in his fourth pro season, spending the majority of his pro career with the Iowa Wild, Minnesota’s AHL affiliate. In 26 games this season, the forward has two goals and seven points. Over the course of his time in Des Moines, Hagel became a fan favorite, playing in 192 games, scoring 26 goals and adding 48 assists for 74 AHL points. He ranks among the all-time Iowa leaders for games played (first), goals (third), assists (third) and points (fourth). For his AHL career, Hagel has played in 198 games, scoring 26 times and totaling 76 points. He played collegiately at Miami Univ. and Princeton Univ. He is expected to report to the Binghamton Senators, Ottawa’s AHL affiliate.