Published May 02, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward David Perron from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first-round draft pick.
The 26-year-old Perron recorded five goals and 14 assists in 38 games this season with the Oilers. He established career highs with 28 goals and 57 points last season, his first with Edmonton.
Originally drafted by the Blues in the first round (26th overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft, Perron has 117 goals and 157 assists over 456 NHL games with St. Louis and Edmonton.
Perron is signed through the 2015-16 campaign and his contract has an average annual value of $3.812 million.
Klinkhammer has four goals and two assists in 29 combined games with the Penguins and Coyotes this season. He has 20 goals and 19 assists in 139 NHL games with the Blackhawks, Senators, Coyotes and Penguins.
Pittsburgh had acquired Klinkhammer in a trade with Arizona on Dec. 5.