COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Mark Letestu from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced tonight.
Letestu, 26, has registered one assist and two penalty minutes in 11 games with the Penguins this season. He collected 14-13-27, 13 penalty minutes and was +4 in 64 games with Pittsburgh in 2010-11. He ranked fourth among NHL rookies in game-winning goals (three), seventh in power play goals (four) and 11th (tied) in goals. In 85 career NHL games, he has 15-14-29 and 17 penalty minutes and added 0-2-2 in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Andrew Hutchinson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Hutchinson recorded a goal and an assist in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season opening defeat of rival and two-time defending Calder Cup champion Hershey, 3-2, on Saturday, Oct. 9.
Hutchinson, 30, has played 135 career NHL games with Dallas, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Nashville. He has 38 career points (12G-26A).
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has acquired forward Jonathan Filewich from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional 6th round draft choice in 2010.
Filewich, 24, has played in 19 games this season with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, recording four points (two goals, two assists) and six penalty minutes. Last season, the 6-2, 208-pound right winger made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh, skating in five games. In addition to last season, he also appeared in 71 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, registering 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) and 44 penalty minutes.
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