PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ty Smith and a 2023 third-round draft pick from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman John Marino.
Penguins General Manager Ron Hextall made the announcement today.
Smith is signed through the 2022-23 season and carries an average annual value of $863,333.
Smith comes to the Penguins after his second NHL season, appearing in 66 games and recording five goals, 15 assists and 20 points. He averaged 17 1/2 minutes of playing time per game.
He has played in 114 NHL games over two seasons, and has recorded seven goals, 36 assists and 43 points.
A native of Lloydminster, Alberta, Smith was named to the NHL’s All Rookie Team for the 2020-21 season after leading all rookie blueliners in assists, points and power-play points.
The acquisition of New Jersey’s third-round pick in 2023 gives Pittsburgh nine selections in the draft, one in each of the first six rounds and three in the seventh.
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