Picture of Erik Karlsson. He has been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a three-team blockbuster trade.
Erik Karlsson has finally been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a three team deal involving the Sharks, Penguins and Canadiens.

Erik Karlsson has finally been traded. He has been in the NHL trade rumors mill all offseason with him being tied to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

GM Kyle Dubas finally pulled the trigger on an Erik Karlsson trade and found a way to take on his massive salary cap hit.

Erik Karlsson traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins

In a three-team deal that involved the Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, and Montreal Canadiens, the Pens were able to acquire Erik Karlsson. The massive trade involved nine players and three draft picks.

Here is the complicated breakdown of the trade:

Pittsburgh Penguins receive

Erik Karlsson via San Jose Sharks
Rem Pitlick via Montreal Canadiens
Dillon Hamaliuk via San Jose Sharks
2026 third-round draft pick via San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks receive

2024 first-round draft picks via Pittsburgh Penguins
Mikael Granlund via Pittsburgh Penguins
Jan Rutta via Pittsburgh Penguins
Mike Hoffman via Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens receive

2025 second-round draft pick via Pittsburgh Penguins
Jeff Petry via Pittsburgh Penguins
Case DeSmith via Pittsburgh Penguins
Nathan Legarge via Pittsburgh Penguins

What are NHL fans saying about the Erik Karlsson trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins

yay! Pittsburgh Penguins are now contenders for the Stanley Cup! What a trade by Kyle Dubas.

Erik Karlsson will NOT help the aging Penguins. Great deal by Mike Grier to trade an aging Erik Karlsson and rid the team of that massive contract.

Great trade by Dubas and the Penguins. He absolutely fleeced the San Jose Sharks!


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