The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Patrick Marleau to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional 2021 third-round pick.
The conditional 2021 pick turns into a second-rounder if the Penguins win the Stanley Cup this year.
Marleau, 40, has tallied 10 goals and 20 points through 58 games with the Sharks this year — his second stint with the club after spending two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, having signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with San Jose early this season.
“Patrick is one of the most iconic players to ever wear the Sharks uniform,” Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said. “Although we have had a disappointing season in San Jose, he deserves every opportunity to have a chance at winning a Stanley Cup, and we’re happy to help accommodate that. We wish him the best of luck.”
He brings 22 seasons’ worth of experience to the contending Penguins, who had been rumoured to be seeking offensive depth.
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“Patrick is a player who can play anywhere in our lineup,” Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said, via NHL.com. “He’s a good two-way player, provides leadership and will be a good fit with our team.”
Pittsburgh recently also acquired forward Jason Zucker from the Wild.