NHL.com: The Dallas Stars have traded defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional 2019 fourth round pick.
The Penguins then re-assigned defenseman Kevin Czuczman to the AHL.
Oleksiak carries a $965,000 salary cap hit and will be a restricted free agent after the season.
The 24-year old Oleksiak was drafted 14th overall in the 1st round of the 2011 draft by the Stars.
Chris Johnston: The Stars will receive the earlier of the Penguins two 2019 fourth round picks – the Penguins or the Minnesota Wild’s.
Thoughts from the media …
Dobber Hockey: “Pretty high draft pick for a player who has been scratched 13 times this year. Still young, turns 25 in two days, I get it. But still…speaks to the team’s D depth”
Sean Shapiro: “Trade came together rather quickly this week and Penguins had always been interested in Oleksiak.”
Michael Augello: “Jim Rutherford always likes to get a jump on things and picks up some G depth in Michael Leighton and a big defenseman in Jamie Oleksiak from DAL.”