In this edition of the "TRADE VAULT" we are taking a look at a deal from 1992.
The Penguins sent Frank "The Save" Pietrangelo to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for 2 draft picks in the 1994 Entry Draft.
First a little context for the trade:
They say three's a crowd and the Penguins crease was no exception. The Penguins Acquired Ken Wregget earlier in February of 1992 from the Flyers and Pietrangelo found himself to be the odd man out of the goaltending picture.
With the 57th (3rd Round) Pick The Penguins Selected Sven Butenschon
With the 161st (7th Round) Pick The Penguins Selected Serge Aubin
So what became of Sven Butenschon and Serge Aubin?
Take a look below.
Serge Aubin- Appeared in 59 games for the Cleveland Lumberjacks putting up 9 Goals 16 Assists (25 Points)
He never was never able to crack the Penguins line up, but did go on to play in 374 NHL Games with the Avalanche, Blue -Jackets and Thrashers racking up 108 Points.
Sven Butenschon- Was considered to be a "defensive" defender and spent 5 seasons within the Penguins organization, splitting time between the Lumberjacks/Penguins and Houston Aeros.
He was steady enough to be the first call up when needed but was not able to establish himself as full-time NHL'er on the Penguins blue line.
Sven went on to appear in 140 NHL Games for the Penguins, Oilers, Islanders and Canucks putting up 14 Points and rounding out his playing career in Europe.
What about Frank?
Pietrangelo went on to appear in 54 games for the Whalers over three seasons and was not able to replicate the Heroics he showed for the Penguins.
He Eventually found himself in the AHL, then became somewhat of a league journeyman playing his last professional game in 2001 for the Manchester Storm of the BISHL.
Thanks for reading.