Penguins acquire winger Hagelin in late-night trade
January 16, 2016 8:03 AM
Rangers Carl Hagelin is sandwiched between Penguins Tanner Glass and Robert Birtuzzo at Consol Energy Center on Feb. 7, 2014. Hagelin, who signed with the Anaheim Ducks this offseason, was traded to the Penguins on Saturday.
By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Penguins acquired left winger Carl Hagelin from Anaheim for forward David Perron and defenseman Adam Clendening in a trade finalized overnight.
Hagelin had four goals and eight assists in 43 games this season with the Ducks, who acquired him from the New York Rangers last summer.
Hagelin, whose greatest asset is his speed, spent most of his career with the Rangers, for whom he scored 17 goals in each of the past two seasons.
He is a left-handed shot and his contract runs through the 2018-19 season, with a salary-cap hit of $4 million.
It is not known yet if Hagelin, 27, will be in the Penguins' lineup when they face Carolina Sunday at 3:08 p.m. at Consol Energy Center.
Perron was acquired from Edmonton last Jan. 2. He had four goals and 12 assists in 43 games this season and did not get a goal in his final 19 games with the Penguins.
Clendening joined the Penguins from Vancouver in the Brandon Sutter trade last summer. He appeared in nine games with them, recording one goal and one assist.
Perron will be an unrestricted free agent after this season, while Clendening will be restricted.
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