Penguins Rumors: Pacific Division Team Showing Trade Interest In Jeff Petry

There have been recent rumors swirling around the NHL trade market, suggesting that the San Jose Sharks could be a potential landing spot for Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jeff Petry.

Penguins' General Manager, Kyle Dubas, is reportedly actively working to lower the team's average age and has identified Petry as a trade target.

Despite concerns about Petry's performance and his hefty $6.25 million cap hit, his valuable experience as a second-pair defenseman who can contribute in various situations makes him an attractive asset.

At 35-years-old with two years remaining on his contract, Petry's age and contract length may pose challenges in finding a suitable trade.

Additionally, Petry holds a 15-team partial no-trade clause, adding another layer of complexity. However, the San Jose Sharks have emerged as one of the teams showing interest in acquiring Petry.

The Sharks, who struggled last season, may see Petry as a veteran presence who can log significant minutes and contribute effectively on the blue line.

Last season, Petry recorded five goals and 31 points across 61 games played.

While his performance may have dipped slightly, Petry still brings valuable qualities to a team looking to bolster their defensive depth.

The potential trade could offer the Penguins an opportunity to free up salary cap space while the Sharks may be willing to take on larger contracts in exchange for assets. Photo Credit:  Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports