Bruins, Wild trade AHL forwards

The Boston Bruins, parent club of the AHL’s Providence Bruins, have acquired forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild, parent club of the AHL’s Iowa Wild, in exchange for forward Jared Knight.

Phillips, 22, has played 49 AHL games for Iowa this season, notching seven goals and eight assists for 15 points. The third-year pro has totaled 27 goals and 48 assists for 75 points in 196 AHL games with Iowa and Houston.

A native of Fredericton, N.B., Phillips was taken in the first round (28th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by Minnesota.

Knight, 23, was a second-round choice by Boston in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He had one goal and two assists in 36 games for Providence this season.

Knight, a native of Battle Creek, Mich., has skated in 107 AHL games with Providence during his three pro seasons, amassing seven goals and 20 assists for 27 points.