Dallas Stars (former) captain Brenden Morrow has been sent over to the Pittsburgh Penguins for young defensemen Joe Morrow. Along with B. Morrow, Pittsburgh gets a future third round pick from the Stars. Dallas also receives a future fifth round pick from the Penguins.
Even though Joe Morrow hasn’t played one game with the Pens this season, he has recorded four goals and 11 assists in 53 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
The Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk released his statement today about the trade:
“Brenden Morrow has represented everything we could ever ask for in a Dallas Star over the past 14 years, giving his heart and soul to this franchise. On behalf of the entire Dallas Stars organization, we wish Brenden nothing but the best going forward and thank him sincerely for his years of service. That being said, we had a great opportunity to acquire a young, top-end defenseman in Joe Morrow and we are delighted to add him to our organization. We identified Joe as an outstanding prospect and a target for acquisition if ever available, and we feel he can solidify our blue line for the foreseeable future.”
This trade was only made possible by Brenden Morrow waiving his No Trade Clause in his contract. Of course, if anyone was offered a chance to go to a team like Pittsburgh, most of them would take the deal. This is a good point in the season to go to a top playoff team, considering Morrow is going to become a free agent in the offseason.
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