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Jordan Staal Traded To Carolina For Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin & 8th Pick 2012

Staal traded on his wedding day.

added 8:11pm,

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired center Jordan Staal from the Pittsburgh Penguins. In exchange for Staal, Carolina has traded center Brandon Sutter, defenseman Brian Dumoulin and its first-round pick (8th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft to the Penguins.

“Jordan is an elite two-way player who possesses a rare combination of speed, size, scoring ability and defensive responsibility,” said Rutherford. “For his young age, he has a wealth of NHL experience, including winning the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009. And he is obviously a natural fit for our team in joining our captain, his older brother Eric.

“We want to thank Brandon Sutter for his time in Carolina. He has been a very good player for our team, and we wish both Brandon and Brian the best as their careers continue.”

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DocF's avatar

I guess this is about as close to stealing Jordan Staal as a team can get.  Carolina gave up a really solid third liner in Brandon Sutter and got a first/second line center.  I hope having his little brother around will light a fire under Eric as he has never played up to his potential.

I do not see Brandon Sutter fitting in with Pittsburgh very well.  He will be on the move in a year or so.

Doc

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 06/22/12 at 11:17 PM ET

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