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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan to the Florida Panthers.

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“TRADE ALERT: The Penguins have acquired forwards Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan and three draft picks.”

The Post-Gazette’s Jason Mackey reported the news Friday afternoon.

“Per source, Penguins are getting Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from Florida. Giving up Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, a second and two fourth-round picks.”

The deal gets the Penguins younger and bigger players under contract for longer while trading away players with expiring contracts.

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“Bjugstad, 26, is signed through the 2020.21 campaign and he carries an average annual value of $4.1 million. McCann, 22, is signed through the 2019.20 season and he carries an average annual value of $1.25 million.”

Bjugstad, 26, stands at 6’6″ and has played his entire career with the Panthers to this point. In 32 games this season, the center has 5 goals and 7 assists for 12 points.

McCann, 22, has played in 48 games this season. The center has 8 goals and 10 assists for 18 points.

Bjugstad’s uncle played for the Penguins in 1988. He wore #27 just like Nick will.

“Scott Bjugstad was a right wing for the Penguins in 1988.89. He notched three goals in 24 games with Pittsburgh.”

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