(PITTSBURGH) -- Not only did Jordan Staal get married Friday, he was traded too. The Pittsburgh Penguins traded the 23-year-old center to the Carolina Hurricanes for center Brandon Sutter, defenseman Brian Dumoulin, and the eighth pick in Friday's NHL draft, Derrick Pouliot.
It's been reported that Staal rejected a 10-year contract from the Penguins earlier in the week. He now joins his brother Eric on a Hurricane team that missed the playoffs last season. Staal's brother Jared plays for the Hurricanes' American Hockey League team.
Penguins general manager Ray Shero selected Staal with the second pick in the first round of the 2006 draft.
"It's emotional to trade someone that you're attached to," Shero said. "But I know it's good for him, it's good for his family and it's good for the Penguins."
The 23-year-old Staal has played his entire six-year career with the Penguins. Last season, he scored 25 goals in 62 games.
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