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Throwback Thursday: This week in 2015, Edmonton Oilers trade David Perron

Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday!

This week in 2015, the Edmonton Oilers traded David Perron to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The deal marked the end of a two-year stint for Perron in Edmonton in which he had some of his most productive NHL years. Coming back to Edmonton in the deal was Rob Klinkhammer and a first-round pick later sent to the New York Islanders for Griffin Reinhart.

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The Oilers brought Perron along with a third-round pick into town in a July 2013 trade that had seen them flip Magnus Paajarvi, a 2nd round pick in 2014 and a fourth in 2015.

And in Perron’s 116 games, he was a dynamic scoring threat piling 33 goals and 76 points on some really bad Oilers teams.

Klinkhammer, meanwhile, was not a very good depth piece for the Oilers while the first-round draft pick was completely mismanaged. Instead of not using the pick to take a future superstar in Mat Barzal, Edmonton traded it and the 33rd overall pick that year for Reinhart.

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