Penguins Acquire The Rights To Defenseman Dan Hamhuis
/ Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired the rights to defenseman Dan Hamhuis from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 2011 third-round draft choice, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Hamhuis, 27, spent his first six NHL seasons with the Nashville Predators before being traded to the Flyers last week. He was originally drafted 12th overall by the Predators in 2001 when Shero served as Nashville’s assistant GM.
The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Hamhuis, who will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, appeared in 78 games for the Predators this past season, scoring five goals and adding 24 points to go with a plus-4 rating.
Hamhuis, a Smithers, British Columbia native, has recorded 32 goals and 161 points in 483 career regular-season contests. His best season came in 2005-06 when he posted career highs across the board with seven goals, 31 assists, 38 points and a plus-11 rating while appearing in all 82 games for the Predators.