Trade grades: Analyzing the Penguins’ return for Matt Murray

The NHL’s trade season is already underway, as teams begin to shape their rosters ahead of the 2020-21 regular season — slated to start on Jan. 1, 2021 — and, of course, the looming threat of the expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken, which will take place next offseason.

We’ll assess the GMs on both sides for all of the big moves here, with the most recent trades listed first.

Note: Advanced statistics courtesy of Natural Stat Trick and Evolving Hockey. Cap and contract figures courtesy of CapFriendly.

Penguins trade goalie Matt Murray to Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins get: F Jonathan Gruden, No. 52 overall pick (used on G Joel Blomqvist)
Ottawa Senators get: G Matt Murray

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