Marino is currently unsigned. If he signs with the Penguins or his rights are traded by Pittsburgh before the 2021 NHL Draft, Edmonton will get a sixth-round pick in 2021.
“John is a mobile defenceman who excels at moving the puck while also playing with an edge to his game,” Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said in a statement. “We are excited to acquire him as we continue to add defensive depth to the organization. The next step is to work on getting a contract done with him.”
Marino, 22, was a sixth-round pick by the Oilers in 2015. The Brockton, Mass., native just completed his third campaign at Harvard, where he had three goals and 11 points in 30 games. In 101 games at Harvard, Marino has seven goals and 42 points.