Penguins trade: Douglas Murray heading to Pittsburgh from San Jose

Thearon W. Henderson

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Douglas Murray via trade with the San Jose Sharks.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks via trade, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN on Monday afternoon.

LeBrun reports that the trade call has not officially gone through but the two sides have agreed upon the transaction. The Sharks will receive two second-round draft picks as compensation, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN.

Murray was originally drafted by San Jose with the No. 241 overall selection in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He has played the entirety of his career with the Sharks, which spans 451 regular season games and 57 postseason games. During that time, he has compiled six goals and 53 assists for 59 regular season points, in addition to collecting 361 penalty minutes.

In 29 games this season, the 33-year-old defenseman has three assists and 26 penalty minutes. He is averaging a little over 17 minutes of ice-time per game.

Murray is playing in the final year of a four-year, $10 million contract that carries an annual average value of $2.5 million against the salary cap. He will be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the year.

This trade comes a day removed from the Penguins acquiring forward Brenden Morrow and a third-round draft pick from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defense prospect Joe Morrow and a fifth-round draft pick. Forward and defense were two positions the Penguins had reportedly had interest in acquiring prior to the April 3 trade deadline.

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