Connect with us


PHN Report: Pettersson In Camp, Deal Pending



pittsburgh penguins trade, marcus pettersson
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 28: Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman Marcus Pettersson (28) looks on during the first period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New Jersey Devils on January 28, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

The terms of the deal are not yet available, but according to an NHL source, the Pittsburgh Penguins and RFA defenseman Marcus Pettersson have an understanding on a new contract.

The hold up has been the Penguins must make a corresponding move or moves to fit Pettersson under the salary cap. Currently, the Penguins are over the NHL $81.5 million salary cap. The NHL source was tentative with the Pettersson news until the Penguins complete the additional activity. It may not happen until tomorrow but PHN has been told Pettersson expects to be on the ice Friday.

Last season, Pettersson elevated the Penguins defense after being acquired from Anaheim on Dec. 4. In 57 games with the Penguins, the 23-year-old defenseman had 19 points (2g, 17a). Overall, Pettersson had 25 points (2g, 23a) in 84 NHL games.

Petterson averaged just under 18 minutes per game and anchored the Penguins third pairing with Erik Gudbranson over the final six weeks of the season. The Skellefteå, Sweden native completed his first full season in the NHL. The Penguins traded struggling prospect Daniel Sprong for Pettersson and the move was a winner for both teams, though Sprong was a healthy scratch multiple times in the second half of the season.

The Penguins open training camp Friday at the UPMC Lemieux Complex in Cranberry Township. Several new faces including Brandon Tanev and Alex Galchenyuk will begin their Penguins career. However, given the unsettled but pending moves which the Penguins must complete, one must wonder if there will be more new faces in camp or fewer faces

Subscribe to PHN+

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Jesse Vereb
Jesse Vereb
2 years ago

Dan my man. Whos on their way out ?

2 years ago

Dan we need a live chat on youtube when he signs.

2 years ago

ok why is it dan anytime you mention sprong in your articles you take a shot at him ,he was not scratched alot in the 2nd half of the year ,why cant you admit that it was a good deal for both teams i swear you must have an ax to grind with him

Join PHN Extra!

Join PHN+ today for exclusive content from Dan and Shelly plus a completely Google ad-free experience.


Or enter your email below to sign-up for our mailing list.

Thank you!

Something went wrong.

No thanks. I don't want.