Canucks acquire Mark Friedman, Glover from Penguins in exchange for Jack Rathbone, Plasek

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The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenceman Mark Friedman and forward Ty Glover from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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In exchange, Vancouver has sent defenceman Jack Rathbone and forward Karel Plasek off to Pittsburgh.

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The five-foot-11, 185-pound Friedman registered three points (one goal, two assists) in 23 games with Pittsburgh last season. He added a goal and five assists in 24 games with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Glover, 23, signed an entry-level contract with the Penguins in March 2022 as an undrafted free agent after two seasons with Western Michigan University in the NCAA ranks.

The six-foot-three, 200-pounder had 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 49 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2022-23.

Rathbone, a fourth-round pick (95th overall) in 2017 by the Canucks, has five points (two goals, three assists) in 28 career games across three NHL seasons in Vancouver.

Plasek, a sixth-round pick in 2019, had 15 points in 31 games last season with Olomouc HC in his home country of Czechia.

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Originally posted 2023-10-17 19:55:56.