Penguins Trade with Coyotes for Forward Klinkhammer


With multiple injuries taking a toll on their forward lines, the Pittsburgh Penguins made a move Friday to acquire left-winger Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Philip Samuelsson.

Rob Klinhammer

Rob Klinkhammer

The 28 year-old Klinkhammer has three goals and is +3 through 19 games this season, while averaging 11:33 of time on ice per game.

As an undrafted player, Klinkhammer played in the AHL for the Norfolk Admirals and Rockford IceHogs, before ultimately being signed by the Chicago Blackhawks, the NHL affiliate for Rockford.

The Penguins will be Klinkhammer’s fourth NHL team in five seasons. He has played 129 games in his career, for the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, and the Coyotes.

Samuelsson, 23, has spent his time this season in the AHL with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, but did appear in 5 games at the NHL level last season. Through 22 games in 2014, he has recorded four assists and 20 penalty minutes.