Pittsburgh Penguins transactions

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Pittsburgh Penguins logo
2019-03-20
Assigned D Juuso Riikola to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-03-20
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Joseph Blandisi
Joseph Blandisi
2019-03-20
Assigned C Joseph Blandisi to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-03-20
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson
2019-03-20
Recalled C Adam Johnson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-03-20
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Joseph Blandisi
Joseph Blandisi
2019-03-11
Recalled C Joseph Blandisi from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-03-11
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
2019-03-11
Signed LW Jake Lucchini to a one-year, entry-level contract.
2019-03-11
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Justin Almeida
Justin Almeida
2019-03-09
Signed C Justin Almeida to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-03-09
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Teddy Blueger
Teddy Blueger
2019-02-27
Recalled C Teddy Blueger from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-02-27
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
2019-02-25
Florida Panthers TRADE ANALYSIS
Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Chris Wideman from Florida Panthers for Sebastian Dea
2019-02-25
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
2019-02-25
Vancouver Canucks TRADE ANALYSIS
Vancouver Canucks acquired Tanner Pearson from Pittsburgh Penguins for Erik Gudbranson
2019-02-25
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Zach Trotman
Zach Trotman
2019-02-25
Recalled D Zach Trotman from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-02-25
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Teddy Blueger
Teddy Blueger
2019-02-25
Assigned C Teddy Blueger to Wilkes-Barre (AHL).
2019-02-25
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Joseph Cramarossa Waived C Joseph Cramarossa. 2019-02-20
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Joseph Cramarossa Signed C Joseph Cramarossa to a one-year, two-way contract. 2019-02-20
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Evgeni Malkin
Evgeni Malkin
2019-02-14
Announced C Evgeni Malkin has served his suspension.
2019-02-14
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Zach Aston-Reese Activated LW Zach Aston-Reese from injured reserve. 2019-02-13
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Evgeni Malkin
Evgeni Malkin
2019-02-12
NHL suspended C Evgeni Malkin one game for swinging his stick at an opponents head.
2019-02-12
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Olli Maatta
Olli Maatta
2019-02-12
Placed D Olli Maatta on IR.
2019-02-12
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Evgeni Malkin
Evgeni Malkin
2019-02-11
Activated C Evgeni Malkin from injured reserve.
2019-02-11
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Blake Siebenaler Acquired D Blake Siebenaler from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft pick. 2019-02-11
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Tristan Jarry
Tristan Jarry
2019-02-09
Assigned G Tristan Jarry to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-02-09
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Tristan Jarry
Tristan Jarry
2019-02-06
Recalled G Tristan Jarry from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-02-06
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Nick Bjugstad
Nick Bjugstad
2019-02-01
Acquired C Nick Bjugstad and C Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers for C Derick Brassard, LW Riley Sheahan, a 2019 second-round draft pick and two 2019 fourth-round draft picks.
2019-02-01
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Teddy Blueger
Teddy Blueger
2019-01-29
Recalled C Teddy Blueger from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-01-29
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Jamie Oleksiak
Jamie Oleksiak
2019-01-28
Dallas Stars Acquired D Jamie Oleksiak from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick.
2019-01-28
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Joseph Blandisi
Joseph Blandisi
2019-01-20
Assigned C Joseph Blandisi to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-01-20
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Joseph Blandisi
Joseph Blandisi
2019-01-17
Recalled C Joseph Blandisi from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-01-17
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Derek Grant
Derek Grant
2019-01-17
Anaheim Ducks Acquired C Derek Grant from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Joseph Blandisi.
2019-01-17
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Casey DeSmith
Casey DeSmith
2019-01-11
Signed G Casey DeSmith to a three-year, $3.75 million contract extension.
2019-01-11
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Zach Aston-Reese Activated LW Zach Aston-Reese from injured reserve. 2019-01-09
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Garrett Wilson
Garrett Wilson
2019-01-09
Recalled LW Garrett Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-01-09
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Chad Ruhwedel
Chad Ruhwedel
2019-01-06
Recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2019-01-06
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Chad Ruhwedel
Chad Ruhwedel
2018-12-28
Assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
2018-12-28
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Jake Guentzel
Jake Guentzel
2018-12-27
Signed LW Jake Guentzel to a five-year, $30 million contract extension.
2018-12-27
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Dominik Simon
Dominik Simon
2018-12-20
Activated LW Dominik Simon from injured reserve.
2018-12-20
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Garrett Wilson
Garrett Wilson
2018-12-20
Assigned LW Garrett Wilson to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2018-12-20
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Garrett Wilson
Garrett Wilson
2018-12-18
Waived LW Garrett Wilson.
2018-12-18
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Jean-Sebastien Dea Assigned C Jean-Sebastien Dea to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). 2018-12-18
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Matt Cullen
Matt Cullen
2018-12-12
Activated C Matt Cullen from injured reserve.
2018-12-12
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Matt Murray
Matt Murray
2018-12-12
Activated G Matt Murray from injured reserve.
2018-12-12
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Tristan Jarry
Tristan Jarry
2018-12-12
Assigned G Tristan Jarry to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2018-12-12
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Jean-Sebastien Dea Recalled D Jean-Sebastien Dea from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). 2018-12-07
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Tobias Lindberg
Tobias Lindberg
2018-12-05
Ottawa Senators Acquired RW Tobias Lindberg and D Stefan Elliott from the Pittsburgh Penguins for D Macoy Erkamps and C Ben Sexton.
2018-12-05
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Daniel Sprong
Daniel Sprong
2018-12-03
Anaheim Ducks Acquired RW Daniel Sprong from the Pittsburgh Penguins for D Marcus Pettersson.
2018-12-03
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Jean-Sebastien Dea Assigned C Jean-Sebastien Dea to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). 2018-11-29
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Jean-Sebastien Dea Acquired C Jean-Sebastien Dea off waivers from the New Jersey Devils. 2018-11-29
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Garrett Wilson
Garrett Wilson
2018-11-24
Recalled LW Garrett Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2018-11-24
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Matt Murray
Matt Murray
2018-11-22
Placed G Matt Murray on IR.
2018-11-22
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Tristan Jarry
Tristan Jarry
2018-11-22
Recalled G Tristan Jarry from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2018-11-22
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Derick Brassard
Derick Brassard
2018-11-17
Activated C Derick Brassard from injured reserve.
2018-11-17
Pittsburgh Penguins logo Garrett Wilson
Garrett Wilson
2018-11-17
Assigned LW Garrett Wilson to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2018-11-17

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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