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Jun 30, 2024 6:28 pm

Penguins acquire F Bennett MacArthur from Lightning

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The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward Bennett MacArthur in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Penguins president and general manager Kyle Dubas announced Sunday.

Pittsburgh sends forward Lukas Svejkovsky to Tampa Bay.

MacArthur, 23, spent most of last season in the East Coast Hockey League, where he tallied 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists) over 55 games with the Allen Americans in Texas and the Orlando Solar Bears. He scored two goals in five playoff games with the Americans.

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound MacArthur has 60 points (21 goals, 39 assists) in 108 career ECHL games across two seasons.

MacArthur’s current contract runs through the 2024-25 and carries an average annual value of $925,000 at the NHL level.

Svejkovsky, 22, posted 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers. He also had two goals and two assists over 19 games with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Pittsburgh selected the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Svejkovsky in the fourth round of the 2020 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media

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