The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Alexei Emelin from the Boston Bruins for forward Justin Abdelkader, the team announced Monday.
Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Emelin, who is on a one-year contract worth $3.25 million, was acquired by Pittsburgh after the Bruins traded him to Philadelphia for defenseman Kevin Connauton in the offseason.
“I’m excited to be joining the Penguins and to join this great organization, where I can help this team continue to grow and compete for championships,” Emelin said in a statement.
“It’s been a long road for me to get here, but I’m glad I finally have the opportunity to play for a championship.”
Emelin was signed by Boston on Oct. 13 and has appeared in 22 games for the Bruins.
He has five points (2g-2a) in 11 games with Boston.
The 31-year-old Abdelkadian is signed through the 2021-22 season and has 10 points (4g-5a) with the Bruins this season.
The 26-year old was acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Jakub Voracek and forward Nick Bonino.
“We are very excited to have Alexei join our organization,” said head coach Dan Bylsma.
“Alexei is an important piece of our team and we’re thrilled to have him join our club.
He has been an excellent addition to our group and I look forward to him and our young players getting some games with the Penguins next season.”