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David Perron Traded To The Pittsburgh Penguins

added 12:34pm, Penguins' release is below...

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward David Perron from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first-round draft pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Perron is signed through the 2015-16 campaign and his contract has an average annual value of $3,812,500.

Perron, 26, has played the past two seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, appearing in a total of 116 games while registering 33 goals and 43 assists for 76 points. He established career highs with 28 goals and 57 points during the 2013-14 campaign. His 28 goals led all Edmonton players.

Perron was selected to represent Canada at the 2014 World Championship, but he missed the tournament due to injury.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Perron broke into the NHL with the St. Louis Blues in 2007. He twice scored 20 goals and three times surpassed the 40-point plateau in five full seasons with the Blues.

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Paul's avatar

Sportsnet reporting Rob Klinkhammer also going to Edmonton.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/02/15 at 01:20 PM ET

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So the re-re-re-re-re-re-re-build is starting…

Posted by Garth on 01/02/15 at 03:03 PM ET

JimH's avatar

No Garth, the term “rebuild” indicates there was something built in the first place.  In fact, we’ve simply spent several years playing in the mud when we should have been digging a foundation.  But now we’ve acquired another bag of magic beans that we can turn into an 18 year old NHLer to ruin, so it’s all good.

Posted by JimH from the International Space Station on 01/02/15 at 03:48 PM ET

Slumpy's avatar

Come on now Oil fan, you got max value for Perron here.  He had a career season last year imo, scoring wise and toughness racking up 90 PIMs, played mean.
Colonel Klink is the real loser in this, poor guy barely had time to unpack in trade from desert dogs now off to great white north where he hopes their is some German woman waiting for him to soften blow of losing seasons and extreme cold.
I hate the pens but this trade just made them much better. Perron can score 20 a season easily.

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 01/02/15 at 06:15 PM ET

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