August 06, 2023

We have a trade to announce: • Pittsburgh acquires defenseman Erik Karlsson, forward Rem Pitlick, forward Dillon Hamaliuk & San Jose’s 2026 third-round draft pick.

• San Jose acquires Pittsburgh’s 2024 first-round draft pick (top-10 protected), forward Mikael Granlund, defenseman Jan Rutta & forward Mike Hoffman.

• Montreal acquires Pittsburgh’s 2025 second-round draft pick, defenseman Jeff Petry, goaltender Casey DeSmith & forward Nathan Legare.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 12:09 PM - 2 comments

San Jose needed to retain only $1.5 million of Karlsson's contract? Pittsburgh will be on the hook for $10 million of his dollars for the next four seasons.

posted by NoMich at 02:27 PM on August 06, 2023

As a Devils fan, I love this trade. Sure, Karlsson will put up some points, but he's a defensive liability at this stage of his career (assuming he ever was not). I don't think he is the puzzle piece that the Pens need to get back to the playoffs, let alone make a deep run. I also think they overpaid for Ryan Graves, who is a solid stay at home guy, but doesn't cover enough ground to cover for Karlsson's forays. I look forward to the Devils top 6 feasting on Pittsburgh's shaky D next season.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:10 PM on August 07, 2023

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