Canadiens, Penguins & Sharks Pull Off 3-Way Blockbuster Trade

With 65 days left before the start of the 2023-24 NHL season, it made sense for Erik Karlsson to be in the news. The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Norris-trophy winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the San Jose Sharks, with the Montreal Canadiens also getting involved.

Full trade details:

To #LetsGoPens: Erik Karlsson, SJS 2026 3rd Rd Pick, Dillon Hamaliuk, Rem Pitlick To #GoHabsGo: Jeff Petry, Casey DeSmith, Nathan Legare, PIT 2025 2nd Rd Pick To #sjsharks: PIT 2024 1st Rd Pick, Mikael Granlund, Mike Hoffman, Jan Rutta

The Sharks are retaining only $1.5 million of Karlsson's salary for the next four seasons. Meanwhile the Penguins are retaining 25% of Petry's $6.25-million salary the next two seasons. 

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