Fri, Mar 3, 2023 at 2:59pm


The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Dmitry Kulikov from the Anaheim Ducks for winger Brock McGinn and a third-round draft pick in 2024.

What does it give the Pittsburgh Penguins
Kulikov is a solid defensive defenseman, and he is on an expiring contract. That likely means that the Penguins are going to trade another defenseman in another trade. Could either Brian Dumoulin or Marcus Pettersson be on the move? Stay tuned!

What does it give the Anaheim Ducks
In exchange for a pending UFA, the Ducks are adding a bottom-six winger with grit in McGinn, which is something Anaheim needs more of. He did not work out in Pittsburgh but is a decent bounce-back candidate in Southern California. Who will be dealt next?

Fantasy impact
Kulikov and McGinn are both better players in real life than fantasy assets. Pass on both.

Player focus

Pittsburgh Penguins

Dmitry Kulikov D

Anaheim Ducks

Brock McGinn RW/LW

Draft pick - Round 3 in 2024