Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today acquired forward Patrick Maroon from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for the club's third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and the rights to forward prospect J.D. Dudek. The announcement was made by New Jersey Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Maroon, 29, has 14 goals and 16 assists for 30 points in 57 games this season. His goal total ranked fourth on the Oilers and his point total ranked fifth. The 6-3, 225lb., St. Louis, MO, native is in his sixth full NHL season having played with Anaheim and Edmonton. Last season, he tallied career highs in points (42), and goals (27, third on the team). In 358 career NHL games played, he has scored 70 goals, 90 assists for 165 points and 438 penalty minutes. He was traded by Anaheim to Edmonton on Feb. 29, 2016, for Martin Gernat and a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft (Jack Kopacka).
Maroon has added 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points and registered 72 penalty minutes in 42 career post-season contests spanning three Stanley Cup playoff seasons: two with Anaheim (2014, second round & 2015, Western Conference Final) and helped the Oilers to the second round last season. He played one season with London (OHL) posting 90 points (35 goals and 55 assists) with the Knights. Born on April 23, 1988, he was Philadelphia's sixth selection (6th round), 161st overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft.
Dudek, 22, currently plays for Boston College (Hockey East) and was New Jersey's fifth selection (6th round), 152rd overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft.