The Pittsburgh Penguins are bringing back Dustin Jeffrey from the Arizona Coyotes in a deal made Monday according to Josh Yohe.
Penguins have acquired Dustin Jeffrey from Arizona. Details pending. Read more here: https://t.co/syCs2zC5xV
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_PGH) February 29, 2016
Fellow minor-league center Matia Marcantuoni was part of the deal going back to the Coyotes organization. Marcantuoni was a fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2012 and has shared time between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in American Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League’s Wheeling Nailers, where he has put up a combined 13 points in 26 games this season.
Jeffrey was a sixth-round pick of the Penguins in 2007 and has played 131 career and managed 33 points NHL games with the Penguins, Coyotes and Dallas Stars. He’s played in only seven NHL games this season with his last appearance on Dec. 8. The 6’1″. 205-pounder has a goal and an assist in the 2015-16 season.
The Sarnia, Ontario native was the Springfield Falcons leading scorer with 13 goals and 46 points in 45 AHL games.
He was called up earlier in the day and particpated in the morning skate before the trade was announced. Jeffrey was assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and will help the team in its quest to win the Calder Cup.
The Penguins and Coyotes have both been busy at today’s deadline before the two teams play each other tonight in Pittsburgh.
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