It’s not a blockbuster, but the Pittsburgh Penguins made a minor-league level trade Wednesday.
They acquired forward Ben Sexton – son of former team director of amateur scouting Randy Sexton — and defenseman Macoy Erkamps from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forwards Stefan Elliott and Tobias Lindberg.
Sexton and Erkamps will report to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
Sexton, 27, has two games of NHL experience with Ottawa, with no points. He has nine points, all assists, in 17 games with AHL Belleville.
Erkamps, 23, will be moving up to the AHL from the ECHL. He had a goal and five assists in 21 games for the Brampton Beast.
Both are in the final year of two-way contracts. Sexton will be an unrestricted free agent, Erkamps a restricted free agent after this season.
Should they get recalled, Sexton’s deal pays $725,000 at the NHL level, Erkamps $655,000.
Elliott, 27, is a journeyman who has played 84 NHL games. He had a goal and seven assists for WBS this season. Lindberg, 23, seemingly has a bigger upside. He has spent nearly all of his pro career in the AHL, save for six games with NHL Maple Leafs two years ago.