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Sharks acquire centre James Sheppard from Wild for a 2013 draft pick

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose and Minnesota have made their third deal of the off-season, with centre James Sheppard going to the Sharks on Sunday for a third-round draft pick in 2013.

Sheppard was the ninth overall pick in the 2006 draft. He missed all of last season with a knee injury. He has 11 goals and 38 assists in 224 career games.

Sheppard was a restricted free agent but has already a signed a contract with the Sharks.

In June, San Jose sent Devin Setoguchi as part of a package to Minnesota for all-star defenceman Brent Burns. Last month, the Sharks traded Dany Heatley to the Wild for Martin Havlat.