Penguins acquire Erik Karlsson; Petry to MTL, Granlund to Sharks

PITTSBURGH — The Penguins’ long pursuit of defenseman Erik Karlsson finally paid off Sunday.

They acquired him from San Jose as part of a complex three-team deal.

The Penguins got Karlsson, blue-collar forward Rem Pitlick, prospect forward Dillon Hamaliuk and San Jose’s third-round draft choice in 2026.

The Sharks receive the Penguins’ first-round draft choice next year (top-1o protected), forward Mikael Granlund, third-pairing defenseman Jan Rutta and Montreal forward Mike Hoffman.

The Canadiens get Jeff Petry, goalie Casey DeSmith, prospect winger Nathan Legare and the Penguins’ second-round draft choice in 2025.

Karlsson’s contract has four years remaining and carries a salary-cap hit of $11.5 million. San Joe is retaining $1.5 million of that.

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