It's the beginning of trade season and we've got another one.
Just a couple of days after the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings got things going, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild have pulled a pretty significant deal.
The Minnesota Wild have traded Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Alex Galchenyuk, 2020 first-round pick and Calen Addison.
Zucker has been rumored to be on the block for awhile and finally got shipped out of Minny.
Galchenyuk has been a real disappointment since scoring 30 goals in Montreal awhile ago.
Zucker, 28, has three more years beyond this one with an AAV of $5.5M. PIT initially wasn’t keen on giving up prospect defenceman Calen Addison, or for that matter the first-round pick, but PIT is all about maximizing the Sid-Geno window to win Cup(s) now.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 11, 2020