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Trade Deadline Comes Early- Daniel Winnik Moved To Pittsburgh, Jiri Tlusty To Winnipeg

via Pierre LeBrun tweets,

Toronto has traded Daniel Winnik to Pittsburgh

Leafs in return for Winnik get Zach Sill plus 2nd round pick in 2016 and 4th round pick in 2015

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have acquired a third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft and either a fifth- or sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Jiri Tlusty.

“We appreciate everything that Jiri did for our team and our community during his time in Carolina, and wish him the best in Winnipeg,” said Francis.

The conditional 2015 draft pick will be in the fifth round if Winnipeg qualifies for the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs or the sixth round if they do not.

added 3:55pm, Penguins release is below...

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Zach Sill, a 2015 fourth-round draft pick and a 2016 second-round draft pick, it was announced by general manager Jim Rutherford.

Winnik, 29, has seven goals and 25 points in 58 games with Toronto this year. He led the team with a plus-15, which will also place first among Pittsburgh forwards and second overall on the club.

The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Winnik led all Toronto forwards with 50 blocked shots and ranked third with 99 hits this year. His 3:27 average shorthanded minutes per game is the highest total among all NHL forwards.

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Winnik established career highs last season with Anaheim in points (30) and assists (24) in 76 games.

Winnik has played in 548 career NHL games with Arizona, Colorado, San Jose, Anaheim and Toronto, totaling 175 points (56G-119A). He has also suited up for 28 career NHL playoff contests.

Winnik played three years of college hockey at New Hampshire from 2003-06, surpassing the 40-point mark in each of his final two years.

Winnik was originally drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the ninth round (265th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft. He will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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Reports are the Leafs will retain 50% of Winnik’s salary.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/25/15 at 04:49 PM ET


Seems like the Leafs did good on this one.

Posted by neffernin on 02/25/15 at 04:56 PM ET


C"MON! KENNY! Get US PETRY!!! for… 2nd rounder and Kindl@!!! LETS GO

Posted by Pasha1277 on 02/25/15 at 05:48 PM ET

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