TRADE OFFICIAL: Brenden Morrow, 3rd Round Pick traded to Pittsburgh Penguins for Joe Morrow, 5th Round Pick

It's official via Pierre LeBrun.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Joe Morrow and a fifth-round pick in 2013 to the Dallas Stars for Brenden Morrow and a third-round pick in 2013.

Brenden Morrow was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1997 and he's played his entire NHL career with the franchise. He became the captain of the Stars in 2006. He has six goals and five assists in 29 games this season.

Joe Morrow was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first-round of the 2011 draft. The 20-year-old defensemen has four goals and 11 assists in 57 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL.

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What others around the Internet think of this trade:

Joe Yerdon, Pro Hockey Talk: "Morrow gives the Pens a rugged leader-type of winger who has familiarity with James Neal, Sidney Crosby, and Matt Niskanen already from his time in Dallas and on the Canadian Olympic team in 2010."

Harrison Mooney, Puck Daddy: "The move has to be a scary one for other clubs in the Eastern Conference, as a Penguins' forward corps that's already as formidable as they come adds another big forward to their top six. Suppose Morrow is placed on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal: that line instantly becomes a lot tougher, as well as tougher to defend."

Sean Gentille, Sporting News: "It's not a bad deal, per se, because the Penguins are a win-now team dealing from a stockpile of top young defensemen, but the Brenden Morrow of 2013 is far from the Brenden Morrow of 2011. He was limited to 57 games last season and has, in short, been bad so far in 2013."

Pierre LeBrun, ESPN.com: "But over the past two years he's been slowed down by injuries. He's got six goals and five assists in 23 games this season and while he's not quite the same player he was before, he remains a quality character player who would bring experience, skill and toughness to the Penguins' lineup, should he accept the move."

 

 

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