By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are sending Sam Lafferty to Chicago in exchange for Alex Nylander.READ MORE: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin Lift Streaking Penguins Over Senators
The 23-year-old forward is signed through the 2021-2022 season and carries an average annual value of $874,125.
TRADE ALERT 🚨: The Penguins have acquired forward Alex Nylander from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Sam Lafferty.
Nylander, 23, is signed through the 2021.22 season and is valued at $874,125.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 5, 2022
Lafferty is a native of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and was drafted by the Penguins in 2014.READ MORE: 9 Pittsburgh Penguins Games Rescheduled
Nylander has Swedish roots, but was born in Calgary. His brother currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs and his father also played in the NHL.
Nylander has played in 84 NHL games, recording 13 goals, 19 assists and 32 points with the Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres.
He has also played internationally for Sweden.MORE NEWS: Jake Guentzel Selected To Play In 2022 NHL All-Star Game
Nylander will report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the organization said.