For the first time since July and only the second time since last April, the Pittsburgh Penguins have made a trade!
Lafferty, a fourth round pick from 2014, had fallen out of favor with the Penguins. He went a month between playing from October 28th – November 29th, despite the injuries and COVID situations the Penguins went through.
This was his third season in Pittsburgh, and arguably he regressed each and every year. Flipping him for a new piece is only going to be a positive, the Pens didn’t have much for Lafferty to do, playing only 10 games and just an average of 10:39 per game. Lafferty scored no goals and recorded two assists this season, after not scoring any goals in 34 games last season.