Draft Review: Penguins Trade for Rights to Hamhuis

Updated: June 28, 2010 at 12:49 am by Alexander Monaghan

The Pittsburgh Penguins traded a third-round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for UFA defenseman Dan Hamhuis.

We were bullish on his offensive side finding a new home but thought he would be stuck in a similar situation in Philly to his most recent with the Nashville Predators.

With Sergei Gonchar likely to not re-sign with the team, Hamhuis could see an uptick in his offensive stats.  Outside of Kris Letang, Hamhuis would be an upgrade to any defender on the team including the young Alex Goligoski. If the Pens can hammer out a contract before July 1st, keep him on his short list as a third or fourth defenseman.

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