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Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire Michael Leighton From Arizona Coyotes

Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire Michael Leighton From Arizona Coyotes
Published On: Tue, Dec 19
Apr 1, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Michael Leighton (49) makes a save before a game against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins made a deal ahead of the trade freeze, acquiring Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round pick (originally Minnesotas) from the Arizona Coyotes. Theyll send back Josh Archibald, Sean Maguire and a 2019 sixth-round pick. Leighton will join his third organization of the season, after already being dealt from Tampa Bay to Arizona earlier this year.

While Leighton has a long history in professional hockey, he hasnt played well during his tumultuous season so far and is an interesting move for a club that had reportedly been after goaltending depth. The fact that Maguire"younger and performing better in his split ECHL/AHL season"is going the other way means its not a clear upgrade in terms of raw talent in net.

Archibald, who may be the only player in the deal to spend any more time in the NHL this season, is a 25-year old undersized forward without a ton of upside.

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