Trade completed between Penguins and Hurricanes

Trade completed between Penguins and Hurricanes

The offseason is on in Carolina after all…

Chris Gosselin

The Pittsburgh Penguins were able to finalize a trade on Thursday night after the Carolina Hurricanes were eliminated from the postseason in six games by the New York Rangers in the second round.

A trade was still in the works with Pittsburgh as the Hurricanes had included two conditional draft picks in the monster Jake Guentzel trade from the Penguins.

When the trade was made, the Penguins shipped Guentzel to the Canes in return for two conditional draft picks, three prospects and Michael Bunting. Unfortunately for the Penguins, they’ll lose a draft pick and the other pick, who could have become a first rounder, remains a second round pick. Here are the details from Cap Friendly:

“The 2024 2nd round pick sent to Pittsburgh as part of the Jake Guentzel trade, will NOT upgrade to a 2024 1st round pick. Additionally, Carolina will retain their 2025 5th round pick.”

I don’t feel like either team is satisfied with the outcome at this point. The Penguins were certainly hoping for a much better pick in that heartbreaking transaction, while the Hurricanes are probably sick of coming short during the postseason.

Guentzel, who is set to become a free agent this summer, still impressed his new team by posting nine points in 11 games with the Hurricanes, however, he still couldn’t help Carolina make it all the way.

Now that this trade is finally in the books, the attention now shifts to the changes coming both to the Penguins and the Hurricanes, and where Guentzel could sign as a free agent during this busy offseason.

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Source: Cap Friendly