February 23, 2018 | 2:44pm ET [Updated 9:30pm ET]
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PENGUINS ACQUIRE BRASSARD FROM SENATORS IN 3-WAY TRADE WITH VEGAS

 
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Derick Brassard, forward

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired centre Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-way trade that also involved the Vegas Golden Knights.

As part of the trade, the Penguins receive Brassard, forward Vincent Dunn, and a 2018 third-round draft pick from the Senators, and forward Tobias Lindberg from the Knights.

The Senators receive a 2018 first-round draft pick, 2019 third-round draft pick, defenceman Ian Cole and goaltender Filip Gustavsson from the Penguins.

The Golden Knights receive right wing Ryan Reaves and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick from the Penguins, originally via Vancouver. As part of the trade, the Knights have also retained 40 percent of Brassard’s $5 million salary cap hit.

Brassard, 30, collected 18 goals and 20 assists for 38 points in 58 games with the Senators this season.

In 702 career NHL regular-season games, to date, with the Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Senators, Brassard has accumulated 159 goals and 261 assists for 420 points.

The native of Hull, Quebec, was originally drafted sixth-overall by the Blue Jackets in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Gustavsson, 19, was the Penguins second-round pick (55th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft. The native of Skelleftea, Sweden, currently plays for Lulea in the Swedish Hockey League, where he has posted an 8-9-0 record with a 2.16 goals-against-average and .917 save percentage in 18 games. 

Gustavsson was Sweden’s starting goaltender in the 2018 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., and was named the tournament’s top goaltender after posting a 1.81 goals-against-average and .924 save percentage in six games.

Cole, 29, recorded three goals and 10 assists for 13 points and 52 penalty minutes in 47 games with the Penguins this season. 

The native of Ann Arbor, Mich. has registered 18 goals and 72 assists for 90 points in 385 career games with the St. Louis Blues and Penguins.

Reaves, 31, tallied four goal, four assists and 84 penalty minutes in 58 games with the Penguins this season.

In 477 career NHL regular-season games with the St. Louis Blues and Penguins, he has accumulated 31 goals and 28 assists for 59 points, and 779 penalty minutes.

The Winnipeg native was originally drafted by the Blues in the fifth-round (156th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Lindberg, 22, has eight goals, 10 assists, 18 points and a plus-8 in 48 AHL games with the Chicago Wolves this year. Originally drafted by the Senators in the fourth round (102nd overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft, Lindberg has 25 goals, 43 assists and 68 points with a plus-26 in 148 career AHL contests with Chicago, Binghamton and Toronto.

Dunn, 22, has split his third professional season between Belleville of the AHL and Brampton of the ECHL. He was chosen by the Senators in the fifth round (138th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.