The Minnesota Wild claimed veteran Jarret Stoll off waivers on Tuesday, according to Wild.com.

The center that won two Stanley Cups with the Los Angeles Kings will join the Wild for the remainder of the 2015-16 NHL season.

Having spent time with the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings over the course of his career, Stoll signed with the New York Rangers in the summer of 2015. Centering the fourth line for the Rangers, Stoll is the first to admit that there are still areas of his game that he would like to improve.

After losing veteran players such as Chris Stewart over the summer, 33-year-old Stoll will hopefully fill a void that the Wild seem to have in that area. The Wild sit in fourth place in the Central Division and are currently holding on to the first wild card spot in the Western Conference.

Stoll has struggled a bit this season, posting just three points (1g-2a) in 29 games thus far, though he is known for his ability to win faceoffs, as he currently ranks seventh in the NHL with a 57.9 winning percentage. However, some of that could be a result of the Rangers movement of him amongst their lines before settling him in to that fourth line.

Throughout his career, Stoll has compiled a total of 382 points (141g-241a) in 821 games.

Stoll is expected to make his debut with the Wild against his former team, the New York Rangers, on Thursday, December 17, according to the Star Tribune.

 

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