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Insider Only Penguins acquire defenseman Jamie Oleksiak from Stars

Jim Rutherford is wheeling and dealing today ahead of the trade freeze with a couple minor moves.

After sending Josh Archibald to Arizona for Michael Leighton and a 2019 4th round pick, the Penguins have flipped the 2019 4th rounder to Dallas for defenseman Jamie Oleksiak.

Oleksiak the 14th overall pick in the 2011 draft, is a massive defenseman at 6-foot-7. He has been mostly a No. 7/No. 8 type in the NHL, appearing in 41 games last season for Dallas and posting 5 goals and 7 points.

This season he has appeared in 21 games, recording a goal and 2 assists.

Oleksiak has appeared in 140 career NHL games with 7 goals, 15 assists and 100 penalty minutes.

Scouting Report: For a player his size, Oleksiak can skate well and uses his long reach very effectively, a source says. Oleksiak, though, is not an overly physical Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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