TRADE ALERT: The Penguins have acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph from the Coyotes in exchange for Phil Kessel, Dane Birks, and a 2021 fourth-round draft pick.Details: https://t.co/fe3DWHBZCc pic.twitter.com/9W8jtdXzW1— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 30, 2019Arizona has sent center Alex Galchenyuk and prospect Pierre-Olivier Joseph to the Penguins in return. There has been no money retained in the deal.“First and foremost, I want to thank Phil Kessel for his contributions to the Penguins,” Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said in a press release. “He was a key component to our success in winning back-to-back Stanley Cups. We couldn’t have done it without him, and for that, we are grateful. With that being said, we are excited to welcome a young, skilled player in Alex, and add depth to our defense with first-round draft pick Pierre-Olivier Joseph.” Related News The Penguins have reportedly been trying to move Kessel for the better part of a couple of years.The 31-year-old has three years remaining on the eight-year, $64 million deal he signed with the Maple Leafs in 2014 and the Penguins believe that money could be better used elsewhere.Pittsburgh reportedly had a deal done with the Wild to send Kessel to Minnesota, but the winger nixed that agreement and remained with Pittsburgh for a short time.Players like Kessel don’t wind up on the market very often as he has averaged 63 points per season in his career and has eclipsed 80 points four times.He was a part of two Stanley Cup winning teams with the Penguins, but they underachieved last season and Rutherford wants to make some serious changes to the roster.Kessel will likely be the absolute biggest name on the move. NHL trade rumors: Wild have ‘proposal on the table’ to acquire Phil Kessel from Penguins Phil Kessel trade news: Penguins GM confirms team not shopping veteran As for Arizona, it has been linked to several big free agents, though it is unclear if it has an actual shot to get any of them.The trade for Kessel, though, is a surefire way to land an impact player and the Coyotes are very happy to get this deal done. The Coyotes have been trying to make moves this offseason and this one certainly qualifies as a big one.Pittsburgh dealt Phil Kessel, a 2021 fourth-round pick and Dane Birks to Arizona, the Penguins announced Saturday.
UPDATE: Wellington lost to Fern Creek, Ky. in the Diamond Bracket Championship 5-3. Thus ends Wellington’s World Series run. The locals went 3-5 for the tournament. We will have a full story shortly.Sumner Newscow report â€” Wellington wins 7-4 over Plymouth at the 16-under girls softball World Series in Florida. Wellington plays Fern Creek at 1 p.m. in the championship game. The girls will have to beat Fern Creek twice for the diamond bracket championship. If Wellington wins the 1 p.m. game the second game is set for 3:30 p.m. today.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments