PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins traded Jared McCann Saturday, in exchange for forward Filip Hallander and a 2023 seventh-round draft pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Hallander, 21, is signed through the 2022-23 season and his contract carries an average annual value of $764,167 at the NHL level.
He was originally drafted by the Penguins in the second round (58th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft before being traded to Toronto on August 25, 2020, as part of the seven-piece deal that saw Pittsburgh acquire Kasperi Kapanen.
Hallander has played parts of the last five seasons in the SHL and Allsvenskan in Sweden, split between Lulea HF and Timra IK. In 123 career SHL games, Hallander has recorded 25 goals, 34 assists and 59 points. The forward has tallied nine goals, 11 assists and 20 points in 48 career Allsvenskan games.
“We are excited to add Filip back to the organization. He is a well-rounded player with good size who plays the game the right way,” said Penguins general manager Ron Hextall. “We are grateful to Jared for his contributions to the team and wish him the best.”
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