Jordan Staal Signs 10 Year, $60 Million Deal With Carolina Hurricanes, According To Report

The Penguins traded Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumolin, and the No. 8 overall pick, which they used on Derrick Pouliot.

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Jordan Staal Trade: Penguins Trade Center For Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin, And No. 8 Pick

After rampant offseason rumors, the Pittsburgh Penguins finally worked out a deal with the Hurricanes, trading center Jordan Staal to Carolina where he'll play with his brother Eric. The Pens haul included Carolina center Brandon Sutter, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2012 Draft, and defenseman Brian Dumoulin.


More: Follow The Entire 2012 NHL Draft From Consol Energy Center Here


After Staal reportedly turned down a massive 10-year proposed contract, General Manager Ray Shero worked out the Draft night deal and got a significant package in return. Sutter will immediately step in play center on the third line while Dumoulin is a big defenseman who just signed his entry-level deal in April after winning a national championship with the Boston College Eagles.

As Shero took the podium to make the No. 8 selection, he thanked Staal for "six great years" in Pittsburgh, which included a Stanley Cup run in 2009. Amazingly, Staal was dealt on the night of his wedding. It was certainly the highlight of the first round, creating a stir in the crowd at Consol Energy Center.

For more on Staal and his future, head over to PensBurgh.

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Jordan Staal Reportedly Turns Down 10-Year Offer From Pittsburgh Penguins

Jordan Staal has reportedly turned down an offer of a 10-year extension from the Pittsburgh Penguins to stay with the team, which will only amp up the rumors that he will be traded before or during the NHL Draft. TSN's Bob McKenzie dropped the news on twitter.

Penguins general manager Ray Shero has previously said that he will not trade Staal, but if McKenzie is correct and Staal has no intention of signing any kind of contract extension, Shero's hand might be forced. The 23-year-old only has one year remaining on his contract and is coming off of the most efficient scoring season of his career.

What happens to Staal is anyone's guess, but the NHL Draft just became must-watch television.

For more on Staal and his future, head over to PensBurgh.

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