NHL Trade: St. Louis Trades Ryan Reaves to the Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Trade: St. Louis Trades Ryan Reaves to the Pittsburgh Penguins

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The St. Louis Blues trade Ryan Reaves to the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins traded their 2017 1st round pick and forward Oskar Sundqvist to the St. Louis Blues for forward Ryan Reaves and a 2017 2nd round pick (No. 51).

The Blues selected Klim Kostin from Dynamo Moscow with the 31st pick.

The 30-year old Reaves was drafted 156th overall in the 5th round of the 2005 draft by the Blues.

The 23-year old Sundqvist was drafted 81st overall in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft by the Penguins.

Thoughts from the media …

Jonathan Bombulie: “This is a very strong statement by the Penguins regarding how they feel about the way Sidney Crosby was treated in the playoffs.”

Chris Johnston: “Jim Rutherford says it was a priority to add some muscle in the form of Ryan Reaves because of how hard teams play his stars.”

Dan Rosen: “I’m skeptical of why the Penguins just made that trade. They won the Cup twice without a player like Reaves. Interesting trade.”

Todd Cordell: “Uh, trading down 20 spots and giving up a prospect for Reaves?”

Ryan Reaves

Oskar Sundqvist

Klim Kostin