Trade: Penguins and Lightning strike a 1 for 1 deal.

Trade: Penguins and Lightning strike a 1 for 1 deal.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning have swapped a pair of forwards.

Jonathan Larivee

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning struck a deal on Sunday.

The Lightning have officially announced that they have acquired forward Lukas Svejkovsky from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a forward of their own, with Bennett MacArthur going back the other way to the Penguins.

Neither of the players in this deal are expected to have a major impact at the National Hockey League level, with neither player having yet had the opportunity to play in an NHL game.

Svejkovsky, a 22 year forward that was drafted by the Penguins in the 4th round (108th overall) of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, will be getting a bit of a homecoming in this trade with the native of Tampa, Florida now moving much closer to home. He is coming off a season in which he split time between the ECHL and the American Hockey League, with Svejkovsky recording 2 goals and 2 assists for a total of 4 points over 19 AHL games last season.

Bennett MacArthur also spent this past season splitting his time between the ECHL and the AHL, although he only played in 2 games for the Syracuse Crunch and recorded no points. Instead the vast majority of MacArthur's playing time was spent with the Allen Americans, where he had 10 goals and 19 assists for a total of 29 points over 43 games.