PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan to the Florida Panthers.READ MORE: Peregrine Falcon Released Into The Wild In Butler County After Recovering From Head And Spine Injury
“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.READ MORE: Hacker Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Stealing Personal Information Of UPMC Employees
“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.”MORE NEWS: Police: Armed Bystander Intervened In Shooting At Park City Center Mall In Lancaster, Shot Suspect
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