PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Alex Goligoski is no longer a Penguin.
He was traded Monday to the Dallas Stars.
Both Neal and Niskanen are young enough to be much more than rental players. These are players who the Penguins can move forward with beyond this playoff season.
“This is for now plus down the line with both these players, so that’s encouraging and for who Neal might play with again I say always goes to Dan, what he wants to do – he can mix and match with some guys and we’ve got some pretty good center ice men here,” Penguins General Manager Ray Shero said in a telephone interview with KDKA-TV.
This year he has 21 goals and is on pace for 29. He has the potential to become a true power forward in the NHL.
He is signed through next season and will cost $2.8 million against the Penguins’ salary cap.
Get more analysis on the trade from Casey Shea’s Shea-ved Ice Blog.
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