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Ducks Send Rickard Rakell To The Penguins

added 5:21pm, Details via the Penguins is below.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Rickard Rakell from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forwards Zach Aston-Reese and Dominik Simon, goaltender Calle Clang and a 2022 second-round draft pick, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.

Rakell is signed through the end of the 2021-22 season, and carries an average annual value of $3,789,444. Anaheim will retain 35% of Rakell's salary.

Rakell, 28, has recorded 16 goals, 12 assists and 28 points with the Ducks this season, including five power-play goals and one game-winning goal. His 16 goals rank second on the team, while his 28 points are the seventh-most.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound forward is a veteran of 550 games and eight-plus seasons, all with Anaheim, where he has recorded 154 goals, 185 assists and 339 points. Since his first full season in 2014-15, Rakell's 154 goals and 33 power-play goals are the most on the Ducks, while his 335 points are second to only Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf (405).

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SYF's avatar

Verbeek making his impact on the trade deadline already.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 03/21/22 at 07:34 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Hopefully Pittsburgh is knocked out in the first round. confused

Posted by bigfrog on 03/21/22 at 09:28 PM ET

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