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Penguins Claim Defenseman Mark Friedman Off Waivers From Philadelphia

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed defenseman Mark Friedman off of waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.

Friedman, 25, will join the team in Washington for tomorrow's game against the Capitals at 7:00 PM.

The right-handed defenseman has played in 11 career NHL games since his debut in 2018-19, and has recorded one assist, six shots and six penalty minutes. This season, Friedman has skated in four games for Philadelphia.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound defenseman has played 186 games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League from 2017-20. In the AHL, Friedman has recorded 10 goals, 51 assists and 61 points.

Prior to his professional debut, Friedman played three seasons at Bowling Green State University from 2014-17. In 121 career collegiate games, he tallied 16 goals, 52 assists and 68 points. While at Bowling Green, Friedman was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team in 2015, WCHA First All-Star Team in 2016 and the WCHA Third All-Star Team in 2017.

The Toronto, ON native was originally drafted in the third round (86th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft by Hextall when he was the general manager of Philadelphia.

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