When the word on the street was that Jim Rutherford might not be done wheeling and dealing and looking to make more trades, people probably expected the next one coming down the newswire to be significant.
The Penguins did make a trade late this afternoon....but it was not significant.
TRADE ALERT: The Penguins have acquired Ben Sexton and Macoy Erkamps from Ottawa in exchange for Stefan Elliott and Tobias Lindberg.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 5, 2018
Erkamps and Sexton will report to @WBSPenguins.
More details: https://t.co/A9bxAYVSoX pic.twitter.com/buVMm4seiv
Two AHL players for two AHL players...the Penguins swapped exact with the Senators on both positions and ages, a defenseman and a winger, a 23 year old and 27 year old.
The funniest part of this to me is that Ben Sexton’s father is Randy Sexton, former Director of Amateur Scouting for the Penguins, now Assistant GM of the Buffalo Sabres under Jason Botteril. Of course the Penguins would acquire him after his dad was no longer part of the organization.
The Penguins did get younger, organizationally on the blue line, dealing the younger of the forwards for the younger defenseman.
All in all, more of a Belleville/Wilkes-Barre trade than anything else.