BREAKING: Erik Karlsson Officially Traded

Published August 6, 2023 at 11:40

Erik Karlsson is traded!

Massive Trade

Karlsson will finally have the chance to play with a contender team!

The Pittsburgh Penguins completed a three-team trade with the Sharks and the Montreal Canadiens.


The Penguins have acquired defenseman Erik Karlsson, forward Rem Pitlick, forward Dillon Hamaliuk and a 2026 third-round draft pick in a three-team trade involving the San Jose Sharks and Montreal Canadiens."

To PIT: Erik Karlsson, Rem Pitlick, Hamaliuk and San Jose's 2026 third-round draft pick.
TO SJ: Pittsburgh's 2024 first-round draft pick, Granlund, Rutta and Hoffman.
TO MTL: acquires Pittsburgh's 2025 second-round draft pick, Jeff Petry, Casey DeSmith, Legare."

Karlsson in Pittsburgh, and Jeff Petry is soing back to Montreal!

"Pittsburgh and San Jose are completing an Erik Karlsson trade. Third team is Montreal."

"I'm hearing that Granlund is going to #SJSharks in a Karlsson trade, and I THINK Petry is being re-routed to Montreal. Not sure about other pieces. It does sound like it's happening today"

"Erik Karlsson, traded to PIT, is an elite offensive defenceman coming off one of the greatest offensive seasons we've ever seen from a blueliner. Amazing passer, excellent shot. Also an extremely poor defender who sacrifices a lot to make that offence happen. #LetsGoPens"

This is a major acquisition by Kyle Dubas and the Penguins, who should be a clear contender for the Stnaley Cup next season.

We'll keep you updated on the full details.
August 6   |   68 answers
BREAKING: Erik Karlsson Officially Traded

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