According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired centre Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators for a package including their 2018 first-round pick and defenceman Ian Cole. Dreger reports goaltending prospect Filip Gustavsson is also heading to the Senators as part of the deal. The Senators were previously without a draft pick in the first two rounds of June's draft as a result of their trade for Matt Duchene in November. Brassard, who carries a $5 million cap hit through next season, had a goal and an assist in the Senators loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. The 30-year-old has 18 goals and 38 points in 58 games with the Senators this season. With the Penguins, Brassard would likely slot in as the team's third-line centre behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, filling the role Nick Bonino held for the team's past two Stanley Cup runs.
Pens acquire Brassard from Sens
TSN | Feb 23