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Penguins add D Nathan Beaulieu in trade with Jets

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Oct 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Winnipeg Jets defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (28) shoots the puck in the against the LA Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the Winnipeg Jets on Monday in exchange for a conditional 2022 seventh-round draft pick.

Pittsburgh bolstered its blue-line depth by adding the 29-year-old hours before the NHL trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET Monday. Beaulieu’s contract, with an average annual value of $1.25 million, expires at the end of the season.

In 24 games for the Jets this season, Beaulieu has tallied four assists and 25 penalty minutes while averaging a career-low 10:46 of ice time per game.

A first-round draft pick in 2011 by the Montreal Canadiens, the left-shot defenseman has played 10 NHL seasons for Montreal (2012-17), the Buffalo Sabres (2017-19) and Winnipeg. He has 12 goals and 82 assists in 419 career games.

–Field Level Media