PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Patric Hornqvist to the Florida Panthers.

The Penguins announced Thursday that they traded Hornqvist for defenseman Mike Matheson and forward Colton Sceviour.

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Hornqvist spent the last six seasons with the Penguins.

“First, this was a difficult decision to say goodbye to a terrific person and player in Patric,” said executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford in a release. “He was a huge part of our success over the last six seasons, including back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, and we wish him nothing but the best.

“Mike is a young, skilled defenseman with great offensive instincts who plays with speed and has a good shot, while Colton is a solid veteran player who has a lot of experience on the penalty kill.”

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Matheson finished last season with 20 points in 59 games, while Sceviour had 16 points in 69 games in 2019-20.