Penguins defenseman Marcus Pettersson.
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Could Marcus Petterrsson Help with a Potential Rebuild?

Published February 3, 2024 at 8:41 PM
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It is pretty clear what the Penguins are trying to achieve this season. Playoffs. In the very case they see themselves out of the race by a landslide in the next month, we can see a little retool in the Steel City. In the event they trade Guentzel, it will signify that the Penguins are going in a "retool" phase. They also have a very underrated trade chip, who may accelerate their retool.

Diamond in the Rough on D



Penguins D man Marcus Pettersson can be a very intirguing trade pieces for teams seeking help on their blueline for a playoff push. The 27 year old has one more year on the cap hit for the Penguins at 4M. Pettersson has been the Penguins best defensive dman this year, and is among one of the best in the NHL. He satisifys the eye test and the analytical test, many scouts love him.

The value is there for Pettersson




We can only imagine what Dubas can get his hands on shall he trade the swedish d man. On retained salary, his cap hit would be at 2M AAV and will be a hot commodity. In 2022, Ben Chiarot who was making 500k less then the Penguins d man managed to get the habs a 1st round pick, 4th round pick and a C prospect from the Florida Panthers. In 2021, The Blue Jackets managed to get a first round pick and a 3rd round pick for David Savard. The market is quite evidently there for defensive dmen, especially guys with the track record of Marcus Pettersson.


more details to come.

As read on: Eastern conference notes
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