Devils Acquire Patrick Maroon at NHL Trade Deadline


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Patrick Maroon

A 2016 National Honor Society inductee, Andrew “Drew” Horun is a graduate of Phillipsburg High School, where he competed on the wrestling team. Beyond his pursuits in wrestling, Andrew Horun is a passionate fan of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) New Jersey Devils.

The NHL’s trade deadline was February 26 and the Devils, in the middle of a push for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, solidified its forward group with the acquisition of veteran winger Patrick Maroon. The Devils sent a 2019 third-round draft pick and prospect J.D. Dudek to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Maroon, who is in the final year of a three-year, $6 million contract and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

Originally a sixth-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Maroon made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2011-2012 season and played in parts of five seasons with the team before being dealt to the Oilers in February 2016. He scored a career-high 27 goals in 2016-2017 and accumulated 30 points through 57 games this season for the struggling Oilers. The St. Louis native has been a nice fit with the Devils, as he has 6 points through his first seven games with the team.