Kyle Dubas signs Noel Acciari to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kyle Dubas signs Noel Acciari to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs is bringing one of his former players to Pittsburgh.

Jonathan Larivee

You already know this one is going to ruffle a few feathers.

According to a report from National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman the Pittsburgh Penguins have lured veteran forward Noel Acciari away from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Friedman reports that the Penguins have landed Acciari in free agency, signing him to a three year contract that will carry an average annual value of $2 million per season.

This represents a slight bump in salary for Acciari whose previous contract carried an average annual value of $1.66 million, but perhaps more importantly this represents a big win for Penguins general manager Kyle Dubas.

Not only does Dubas secure a reliable forward that he clearly favors for his new team, but he has done so at the expense of his former team, a team that has already lost Ryan O'Reilly, Luke Schenn, Michael Bunting, and Justin Holl in the opening hours of free agency.