By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Penguins have traded two draft picks in exchange for Jeff Carter from the Los Angeles Kings.
The Penguins will give up conditional 2022 third-round and 2023 fourth-round draft picks in exchange for the 36-year-old forward.
Some of the details in the draft picks involved in the Jeff Carter deal:
The 3rd round pick can become a 2nd Rd pick if the Penguins reach the Cup final and Carter plays in at least 50 percent of the games.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
TRADE ALERT 🚨: The Penguins have acquired forward Jeff Carter from the Kings in exchange for conditional 2022 third-round and 2023 fourth-round draft picks.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 12, 2021
Carter has one year remaining on his contract after the season, with an AAV of $5.27M. The Kings will retain 50% of Carter’s salary.
So far this season, Carter has scored 8 goals and added 11 assists in 40 games this season.
Carter and Penguins General Manager Ron Hextall have a history together, having won a Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2012.