New Jersey continues to bolster their top nine forwards as they add Patrick Maroon from Edmonton for a third-round pick.
As the clock struck 3 p.m. ET, it appeared that the New Jersey Devils were going to stand pat, but at 2:59 p.m. ET, it trickled in that the Devs had indeed made a move for another forward. They added Patrick Maroon from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a third-round pick.
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As reported by John Shannon of Sportsnet, the Devils acquired Maroon for a 2019 third-round pick and a prospect that hasn’t been named yet. Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports that Boston College center J.J. Dudek is the prospect heading to the Oilers.
The last time the Devils and Oilers inked a deal, it was Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall. This trade isn’t the same magnitude of that one but the Devils added another player who can put the puck in the net, and the price wasn’t all that hefty.
In 57 contests this season Maroon has 14 goals and 16 assists and was plus-five on a really bad team. While he won’t have a generational talent like Connor McDavid on his line, he should continue to produce on a fast team like the Devils.
Over parts of eight seasons, Maroon, 29, has scored 75 goals and dished out 90 assists for 165 points over 358 games, posting a plus-16 rating along the way.