Penguins, Canucks make trade

Photos: KDP Studio; Lindsay A. Mogle

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Derrick Pouliot.

Pouliot, 23, notched seven goals, 16 assists and a plus-15 rating in 46 AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season, his third pro campaign. He also skated in 11 NHL games with Pittsburgh.

The native of Estevan, Sask., has played 114 career regular-season games in the AHL, totaling 20 goals, 50 assists and a plus-32 rating. Pouliot, an AHL All-Star as a rookie in 2015, made his pro debut with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs and has five points in 12 postseason matches.

The eighth overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, Pouliot has played 67 games in the NHL with Pittsburgh, notching two goals and 12 assists. He also skated in two playoff games during the Penguins’ run to the Stanley Cup in 2016.

Pedan, 24, skated in 52 games with the AHL’s Utica Comets last season, collecting five goals and five assists along with 100 penalty minutes.

A 6-foot-5, 213-pound native of Kaunas, Lithuania, Pedan was a third-round daft choice by the New York Islanders in 2011. He has appeared in 181 career AHL games with Utica and Bridgeport, tallying 20 goals and 40 assists for 60 points along with 358 PIM.

Pedan has also appeared in 13 career NHL games, all with Vancouver in 2015-16.