Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has made the first two of what could be many trades. On Tuesday the Pens dealt Josh Archibald, goalie prospect Sean Maguire and a sixth-round pick in 2019 to the Coyotes for veteran AHL goalie Michael Leighton and a fourth-round pick in 2019. Pittsburgh then turned that pick around to acquire 25-year-old Oleksiak for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft.
TRADE ALERT!— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 19, 2017
Joining Pittsburgh: Goaltender Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round draft pick.
Joining Arizona: Forward Josh Archibald, goaltender Sean Maguire, and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick.
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“This is a guy who can really skate," Rutherford said of Oleksiak, who has three points and is a minus-6 in 21 games for Dallas this season. "He's an excellent skater for a guy that big. Plus, he sees the ice well and will make things easier for our left-handed defensemen because they won't have to play on the right side as much.” Pittsburgh is struggling at 17-15-3, two points outside of the final wild card in the Eastern Conference and in sixth in the Metropolitan Division.
The Dallas Stars have acquired a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft from Pittsburgh in exchange for defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. https://t.co/qjmUiZ3GaM— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) December 19, 2017