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[Trade] Canucks have acquired defenceman Mark Friedman and forward Ty Glover from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Jack Rathbone and Karel Plas

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Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that the club acquired defenceman Mark Friedman and forward Ty Glover from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Jack Rathbone and Karel Plasek.

“I would like to thank Jack for all the time he spent with our organization and always pushing hard when competing for a spot,” said Allvin. “It has been a tough couple of years for him and  this will give him a fresh start. The two players coming back in this trade will add to our depth as we continue to look at ways to improve our organization.”

Friedman, 27, split the 2022.23 season between the Pittsburgh Penguins and their AHL affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, registering three points (1-2-3), 15 penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in 23 NHL games. At the AHL level, the right-shot defenceman produced six points (1-5-6) and 19 penalty minutes in 24 games. 

In 65 career regular season NHL games split between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, the 5’11”, 185-pound defenceman has collected 12 points (4-8-12) and 49 penalty minutes. Friedman has also appeared in six career playoff games with the Penguins, tallying one point (1-0-1) and a +3 plus/minus rating. 

The Toronto, Ontario native was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round, 86th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. 

Glover, 23, collected 12 points (7-5-12) and 15 penalty minutes in 49 games played with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season. Prior to his AHL career, the 6’3”, 200-pound forward spent two seasons in the NCAA with Western Michigan University, where he recorded 32 points (13-19-32) and 58 penalty minutes over 63 games. 

The Salford, England native originally signed an entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins as an undrafted free agent.

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  • Bounce000 changed the title to [THING] Vancouver trades Rathbone to Pens

A few thoughts here:


1) How many thoughts does Mark Friedman have, 32?


2) Glad Jack gets a new start elsewhere, good kid and closer to home now too.


3) We get some more bite on the blueline.


4) Allvin and Rutherford knows that we can acquire players that are not Penguins right?


5) Lastly, we are all Vancouver Penguins.


Gillis - Canucks and Panthers affiliation

Benning - Canucks and Bruins + Medicine Hat Tigers

Allvin - Canucks and Penguins.

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3 minutes ago, Jester13 said:

Seems like a change of scenery trade, but I doubt any of thebplayers involved will become NHL players. Uggh. I want more, PA!


Yeah looks like Friedman is a #7/8 type guy? And Glover is an ECHL guy... 

Edit: NVM Glover is AHL not ECHL

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