(A special Saturday edition of "On The Market" this week, as our proprietor has been under the weather recently and unable to post new articles.)
Another trade deadline has come and gone in the NHL.
And this year's trade window closing was absolutely buck-mild, with as low a number of final day deals as we've seen in the league’s recent history.
With the trade market closed and free agency buzz yet to even warm-up, I thought I’d review who the Pens got “on the market” this trade deadline.
The Penguins, like most every team, were quiet at the wire this year. Which is something quite uncharacteristic for them. But they still managed to add to their blue-line, a top scorer for the AHL, and 3 others to their minor league prospects ranks, in all. And all for the rather low price of "odds and ends" pieces from the Pens: perpetual healthy scratch Sergei Plotnikov, mid-level prospect Matia Marcantuoni, a 2017 conditional 7th round pick (predicated on the requirement the Coyotes re-sign Plotnikov after this season), and a 2016 3rd round pick.
Here are the players they came away with:
(Special thanks to @PensMemes for the new player collages!)