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Penguins Acquire Forward David Perron from the Edmonton Oilers in Exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 First-Round Draft Pick

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward David Perron from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first-round draft pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Perron is signed through the 2015-16 campaign and his contract has an average annual value of $3,812,500.

Perron, 26, has played the past two seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, appearing in a total of 116 games while registering 33 goals and 43 assists for 76 points. He established career highs with 28 goals and 57 points during the 2013-14 campaign. His 28 goals led all Edmonton players.

Perron was selected to represent Canada at the 2014 World Championship, but he missed the tournament due to injury.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Perron broke into the NHL with the St. Louis Blues in 2007. He twice scored 20 goals and three times surpassed the 40-point plateau in five full seasons with the Blues.

A native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Perron has played 456 career NHL games with Edmonton and St. Louis, tallying 117 goals, 157 assists and 274 points. Perron has appeared in 19 NHL playoff games, all with St. Louis, tallying nine points (2G-7A).

Perron was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round (26th overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft. He played one year of junior hockey with the Lewiston Maineiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in 2006-07, scoring 83 points (39G-44A) in 70 games. Perron led all QMJHL rookies in scoring that season while helping his team win the league championship and advance to the Memorial Cup.

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