Kennedy Traded, Pens Draft Tristan Jarry, Jake Guentzel
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Penguins acquired San Jose’s second-round pick (50th overall) in exchange for Tyler Kennedy.
The team announced the decision prior to the start of the 2013 NHL Draft.
The Penguins later made another trade, moving up to the 44th spot, where they picked up goalie Tristan Jarry out of Edmonton. The team tweeted after that Jarry had six shutouts this past season, which was tied at second most in the Western Hockey League.
“I was just hoping for the best & hoping for the best team, & I think I got one of the best teams & organizations,” Jarry was quoted saying in a tweet from the Penguins.
The Pens also picked up center Jake Guentzel from Sioux City as their 77th pick, defensemen Dane Birks from Merritt as 164th overall, and center Blaine Byron from Smith Falls in their 179th pick.
In their final selection in the draft, the team selected Troy Josephs from St. Michael of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
San Jose also traded it’s second-round pick from the Douglas Murray trade to Detroit, so that it could move up to the No. 18 spot in the first round, tweeted Dave Molinari with the Post-Gazette.
The No. 1 overall draft pick was Nathan MacKinnon, who was selected by the Colorado Avalanche.
The biggest trade of the day came when the New Jersey Devils traded the No. 9 overall pick to Vancouver for goaltender Cory Schneider.
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