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Penguins Trade #2: Kahun for Sheary and Rodrigues

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Penguins trade Conor Sheary

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford didn’t rest on his laurels after acquiring Patrick Marleau for a third-round pick early Monday morning. About 30 minutes ahead of the NHL trade deadline on Monday afternoon, the Penguins acquired familiar face Conor Sheary and Buffalo winger Evan Rodrigues in exchange for Dominik Kahun.

The Penguins trade winds on Kahun picked up Sunday night, including PHN’s published primer, which listed Kahun as a Penguins trade chip.

Sheary, 27, was a member of the Penguins 2016 and 2017 Stanley Cup teams. In 2016, Sheary scored 53 points in 61 games, mostly playing on Sidney Crosby’s right-wing. This season, Sheary has 19 points, including 10 goals in 55 games.

Sheary is in the final year of a three-year, $9 million contract he signed with the Penguins before Rutherford dealt him and defenseman Matt Hunwick to Buffalo in a salary-cap move in June 2018.

Rodrigues, 26, requested a trade from Buffalo in December, according to TSN reporter Darren Dreger. This season, Rodrigues has played 38 games and missed time with a lower-body injury. The right-handed forward can play either wing and center, though his size is an issue at the NHL level. Rodrigues is 5-foot-10, 176 pounds.

In 192 career games, Rodrigues has 71 points, including 26 goals. In a loose tie to head coach Mike Sullivan, Rodrigues spent four years at Boston University. He signed with Buffalo as a college free agent in 2015.

This season, Rodrigues has nine points (5g, 4a) in 38 games.

Sheary will figure to get a look in the Penguins top-six, and the Penguins added bodies on Monday, but not a bonafide top-six winger.

In his three-year Penguins tenure, Sheary scored 93 points, including 48 goals. He was part of the “AHL” crew with Bryan Rust, who bolstered the 2016 Penguins lineup with speed and tenacity.

Kahun played in 50 games for the Penguins and scored 27 points. Kahun has 10 goals, but recently returned from a concussion and missed the last couple of games after blocking a shot against Toronto. The Penguins acquired Kahun from Chicago for Olli Maatta last summer.

 

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Tony G.
Tony G.
1 year ago

Nice midget team that GMJR has assembled here. One forward (Angello) and one d-man (Johnson) are more than 6-foot and 200 pounds. #OneAndDone

Zane Gearhart
Zane Gearhart (@steelcityhockey)
1 year ago

I understand adding bottom 6 help but this trade is shocking and disappointing with the loss of Dom

Ricardo58
Ricardo58
1 year ago

If the idea is to get smaller and less physical, the Pens are succeeding!
Kahun was a nice talent. I think the GM dropped the ball on this one. Sheary 87 and 12 will be a formidable line. Sarcasm intended.
Go Pens.

Frank
Frank
1 year ago

Not too sure about that second trade. When you add it all up the Penguins give up Matta and Kahun for Sheary and Rodrigues. I think they caught lightning in a bottle with Sheary and the Cup run and somehow believe the rest of his career was the aberration. I guess we will see. No matter what it is hard to imagine any of the 3 acquisitions as part of the “20 – ’21 team.. Plus he must have gotten some really good news about Dumoulin and Marino returning to play soon. That defensive corp is really wobbly and if… Read more »

King Penguin
King Penguin
1 year ago

Marleau? Sheary? Rodrigues?

You would have to be here to bereave it.

E.J.
E.J.
1 year ago

Too funny, King. (And oh so true.)

rjdetroit
rjdetroit (@rjdetroit)
1 year ago

No size or physicality to this team,When these bigger teams get hold of these guy’s,we’ll see how fast they are when their all beat up. and as far as marleau goes isn’t it about time they became a locker room presence,he didn’t do the sharks much good when they played the sharks in the cup

rjdetroit
rjdetroit (@rjdetroit)
1 year ago

ya thats why they always have so many hurt all the time.They don’t stand much of a chance against boston,wash or tb

Da Binker
Da Binker
1 year ago

I’ve said this before and I’ll try it again. This is the time to pair Rust, McCann and Tanev on what has the potential to be a lights-out third line. It might be just what all three need to snap out of their funks.

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Sheary-Blueger-ZAR/Rodrigues

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