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Former Charlottetown Islander Daniel Sprong moving on to Anaheim Ducks

Daniel Sprong celebrates Friday after scoring his first goal of the 2016-17 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season.
Daniel Sprong celebrates after scoring his first goal of the 2016-17 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season. Monday, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded the forward to the Anaheim Ducks for defenceman Marcus Pettersson. - Jason Malloy

Pittsburgh Penguins trade Sprong to Ducks for defensive help in Marcus Pettersson.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. -  The Pittsburgh Penguins traded forward Daniel Sprong to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenceman Marcus Pettersson on Monday.

Pittsburgh selected Sprong, 21, with the 46th-overall pick in the 2015 draft and he has appeared in 42 NHL games for the Penguins since the 2015-16 season. 

The Amsterdam native scored 32 goals in the AHL last year with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, but has just four assists and a minus-7 rating in 16 contests for Pittsburgh this season.

The Charlottetown Islanders drafted Sprong in the first round, 13th overall, in 2013 and he wracked up 117 goals and 261 points in 195 games. He added another 51 points in 38 playoff games.

Pettersson was a second-round selection (38th overall) of the Ducks in 2014, and has spent most of his time since then playing in Sweden. The 22-year-old split the 2017-18 season between the Ducks and the AHL’s San Diego Gulls, recording one goal and three assists in 22 games for Anaheim.

This season Pettersson has played in 27 contests for the Ducks, racking up six assists and 17 penalty minutes.

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