The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired the rights to defenseman Danny Richmond in exchange for the rights to Tim Brent, it was announced today by Assistant General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
Richmond, 23, appeared in seven games with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2007-08 season. He scored 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) along with 156 penalty minutes in 40 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL), ranking third on the club in penalty minutes.
The 6-0, 194-pound defenseman has played in 49 career games in the NHL, tallying three points (three assists) and 75 penalty minutes. He has played in 223 total games in the AHL, posting 88 points (24 goals, 64 assists) along with 541 penalty minutes.
Richmond, a native of Chicago, Illinois was originally drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round (31st overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft.
Brent was originally acquired by the Penguins on June 23rd, 2007 in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks. He appeared in one game in Pittsburgh, January 21st vs. Washington. Brent scored 61 points (18 goals, 43 assists) in 74 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during the 2007-08 season.