Canucks trade for Brandon Sutter

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired forward Brandon Sutter and a third-round draft pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have acquired forward Brandon Sutter and a third-round draft pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In exchange, the Canucks have sent forward Nick Bonino, defenceman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick in 2016 to Pittsburgh.

The third-round selection acquired by Vancouver will be the earlier pick of two held by Pittsburgh.

Sutter, 26, a former Red Deer Rebels forward, recorded 21 goals and 12 assists in 80 games with Pittsburgh during the 2014-15 season. In 495 career NHL games with Pittsburgh and Carolina, Sutter has 98 goals and 87 assists.

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