JIM RUTHERFORD

Pittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh Penguins

General Manager
Executive Vice President
BORN: February 17, 1949
AGE: 70
BIRTHPLACE: Beeton, Ontario, Canada

Staff History

TEAMPOSITIONDATE SPANAGE SPANDURATION
Hartford WhalersHARGeneral ManagerJun 28, 1994 - Sep 1, 199745 - 483 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days
Hartford WhalersHAROwnerJun 28, 1994 - Sep 1, 199745 - 483 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days
Hartford WhalersHARPresidentJun 28, 1994 - Sep 1, 199745 - 483 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days
Carolina HurricanesCARGeneral ManagerSep 1, 1997 - Apr 28, 201448 - 6516 Years, 7 Months, 27 Days
Carolina HurricanesCAROwnerSep 1, 1997 - Apr 28, 201448 - 6516 Years, 7 Months, 27 Days
Carolina HurricanesCARPresidentSep 1, 1997 - Apr 28, 201448 - 6516 Years, 7 Months, 27 Days
Pittsburgh PenguinsPITGeneral ManagerJun 6, 2014 - Present65 - 4 Years, 8 Months, 13 Days
Pittsburgh PenguinsPITExecutive Vice PresidentJun 6, 2014 - Present65 - 4 Years, 8 Months, 13 Days

GM Player History

SIGNINGS SIGNINGS VALUE DRAFTED TRADES
249$1,040,069,725131119
Type
Signing Status
PLAYERTEAMSIGNING DATETYPELENGTHCAP HITVALUE
PLAYERTEAMYEARROUNDOVERALL
DATETRADE DETAILS
Feb 11, 2019
Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire:
Columbus Blue Jackets
2019 conditional 7th round pick* (PIT)
*Conditions: Pick is transferred to Columbus if Siebenaler plays in 10 games for Pittsburgh
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: $0-$695,000$0
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Blake Siebenaler · $0$695,000$70,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$695,000$70,000
Change: $0+$695,000+$70,000
Feb 1, 2019
Florida Panthers Acquire:
Florida Panthers
Derick Brassard · $3,000,000$3,000,000$2,100,000
Riley Sheahan · $2,100,000$2,100,000$2,100,000
2019 2nd round pick (PIT)
2019 4th round pick (PIT)
2019 4th round pick (MIN)
Sum: $5,100,000$5,100,000$4,200,000
Change: -$250,000-$250,000+$4,200,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Bjugstad · $4,100,000$4,100,000$4,300,000
Jared McCann · $1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000
Sum: $5,350,000$5,350,000$5,550,000
Change: +$250,000+$250,000+$5,550,000
Jan 28, 2019
Dallas Stars Acquire:
Dallas Stars
Jamie Oleksiak · $2,137,500$2,137,500$1,950,000
Sum: $2,137,500$2,137,500$1,950,000
Change: +$2,137,500+$2,137,500+$1,950,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
2019 4th round pick (MIN)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: -$2,137,500-$2,137,500$0
Jan 17, 2019
Anaheim Ducks Acquire:
Anaheim Ducks
Derek Grant · $650,000$650,000$650,000
Sum: $650,000$650,000$650,000
Change: +$650,000-$30,000+$650,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joseph Blandisi · $0$680,000$135,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$680,000$135,000
Change: -$650,000+$30,000+$135,000
Dec 5, 2018
Ottawa Senators Acquire:
Ottawa Senators
Stefan Elliott · $0$650,000$225,000 (AHL/JR)
Tobias Lindberg · $0$650,000$80,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$1,300,000$305,000
Change: $0-$80,000+$305,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Ben Sexton · $0$725,000$165,000 (AHL/JR)
Macoy Erkamps · $0$655,000$60,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$1,380,000$225,000
Change: $0+$80,000+$225,000
Dec 3, 2018
Anaheim Ducks Acquire:
Anaheim Ducks
Daniel Sprong · $750,000$750,000$750,000
Sum: $750,000$750,000$750,000
Change: -$44,167-$44,167-$82,500
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Marcus Pettersson · $794,167$794,167$832,500
Sum: $794,167$794,167$832,500
Change: +$44,167+$44,167+$82,500
Nov 14, 2018
Los Angeles Kings Acquire:
Los Angeles Kings
Carl Hagelin ($250,000 retained - 6.3%) · $3,750,000$3,750,000$3,436,875
Sum: $3,750,000$3,750,000$3,436,875
Change: $0$0-$363,125
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Tanner Pearson · $3,750,000$3,750,000$3,800,000
Sum: $3,750,000$3,750,000$3,800,000
Change: $0$0+$363,125
Jun 27, 2018
Buffalo Sabres Acquire:
Buffalo Sabres
Matt Hunwick · $2,250,000$2,250,000$2,500,000
Conor Sheary · $3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000
Sum: $5,250,000$5,250,000$5,500,000
Change: +$5,250,000+$5,250,000+$5,500,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
2019 conditional 4th round pick* (BUF)
*Conditions: If Sheary scores 20 goals or totals 40 points or if Hunwick is traded before the 2019 draft, Pittsburgh upgrades to a 2019 3rd round pick.
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: -$5,250,000-$5,250,000$0
Jun 23, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Acquire:
Colorado Avalanche
2018 3rd round pick (OTT - #64 - Justus Annunen)
2018 5th round pick (PIT - #146 - Danila Zhuravlyov)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: $0$0$0
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
2018 2nd round pick (NSH - #58 - Filip Hållander)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: $0$0$0
Jun 23, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
2019 7th round pick (VGK)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: $0$0$0
Vegas Golden Knights Acquire:
Vegas Golden Knights
2018 7th round pick (PIT - #208 - Jordan Kooy)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: $0$0$0
Feb 26, 2018
Carolina Hurricanes Acquire:
Carolina Hurricanes
Greg McKegg · $0$650,000$250,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$650,000$250,000
Change: -$775,000-$125,000-$525,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Josh Jooris · $0$775,000$775,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$775,000$775,000
Change: $0+$125,000+$525,000
Feb 23, 2018
Ottawa Senators Acquire:
Ottawa Senators
From PIT:
Ian Cole · $2,100,000$2,100,000$2,500,000
Filip Gustavsson · $0$775,833$0 (AHL/JR)
2018 1st round pick (PIT - #22 - K'Andre Miller)
2019 3rd round pick (PIT)
Sum: $2,100,000$2,875,833$2,500,000
Change: -$2,900,000-$2,760,000+$2,500,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
From VGK:
Derick Brassard ($2,000,000 retained - 40%) · $3,000,000$3,000,000$0
Tobias Lindberg · $0$693,333$735,000 (AHL/JR)
From OTT:
Vincent Dunn · $0$635,833$650,000 (AHL/JR)
2018 3rd round pick (OTT - #64 - Justus Annunen)
Sum: $3,000,000$4,329,166$0
Change: -$225,000+$328,333-$135,115,000
Vegas Golden Knights Acquire:
Vegas Golden Knights
From OTT:
Derick Brassard · $5,000,000$5,000,000$3,500,000
From PIT:
Ryan Reaves · $1,125,000$1,125,000$1,125,000
2018 4th round pick (VAN - #99 - Slava Demin)
Sum: $6,125,000$6,125,000$4,625,000
Change: +$3,125,000+$2,431,667+$4,625,000
Dec 19, 2017
Dallas Stars Acquire:
Dallas Stars
2019 conditional 4th round pick* (MIN)
*Conditions: Dallas will receive the earlier of the two 2019 4th round picks (PIT & MIN) that the Penguins currently hold.

Result: The pick was traded back to Pittsburgh on January 28th, 2019
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: -$964,688-$964,688-$964,688
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Jamie Oleksiak · $964,688$964,688$964,688
Sum: $964,688$964,688$964,688
Change: +$964,688+$964,688+$964,688
Dec 19, 2017
Arizona Coyotes Acquire:
Arizona Coyotes
Josh Archibald · $675,000$675,000$650,000
Sean Maguire · $0$705,000$62,500 (AHL/JR)
2019 6th round pick (PIT)
Sum: $675,000$1,380,000$712,500
Change: +$675,000+$730,000+$512,500
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Michael Leighton · $0$650,000$200,000 (AHL/JR)
2019 4th round pick (MIN)
Sum: $0$650,000$200,000
Change: -$675,000-$730,000-$512,500
Oct 21, 2017
Detroit Red Wings Acquire:
Detroit Red Wings
Scott Wilson · $625,000$625,000$660,000
2018 3rd round pick (PIT - #84 - Jesper Eliasson)
Sum: $625,000$625,000$660,000
Change: -$1,450,000-$1,450,000-$1,415,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Riley Sheahan · $2,075,000$2,075,000$2,075,000
2018 5th round pick (DET - #129 - Justin Almeida)
Sum: $2,075,000$2,075,000$2,075,000
Change: +$1,450,000+$1,450,000+$1,415,000
Oct 3, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Andrey Pedan · $0$750,000$200,000 (AHL/JR)
2018 4th round pick (VAN - #99 - Slava Demin)
Sum: $0$750,000$200,000
Change: -$800,000-$50,000-$600,000
Vancouver Canucks Acquire:
Vancouver Canucks
Derrick Pouliot · $800,000$800,000$800,000
Sum: $800,000$800,000$800,000
Change: +$800,000+$50,000+$600,000
Jun 23, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Ryan Reaves · $1,125,000$1,125,000$1,125,000
2017 2nd round pick (STL - #51 - Zachary Lauzon)
Sum: $1,125,000$1,125,000$1,125,000
Change: +$450,000+$450,000+$450,000
St. Louis Blues Acquire:
St. Louis Blues
Oskar Sundqvist · $675,000$675,000$675,000
2017 1st round pick (PIT - #31 - Klim Kostin)
Sum: $675,000$675,000$675,000
Change: -$450,000-$450,000-$450,000
Jun 21, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Expansion Draft Considerations
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: $0$0$0
Vegas Golden Knights Acquire:
Vegas Golden Knights
2020 2nd round pick (PIT)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: $0$0$0
Mar 1, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Mark Streit ($2,501,625 retained - 47.7%) · $2,748,375$2,748,375$2,094,000
While the above retained percentage is indicated at 47.7%, it is in fact 50% of Streit's remaining cap hit.
Sum: $2,748,375$2,748,375$2,094,000
Change: +$2,748,375+$2,748,375+$2,094,000
Tampa Bay Lightning Acquire:
Tampa Bay Lightning
2018 4th round pick (PIT - #115 - Paul Cotter)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: -$2,748,375-$2,748,375-$2,094,000
Mar 1, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Frank Corrado · $0$600,000$600,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$600,000$600,000
Change: -$2,575,000-$1,975,000-$1,700,000
Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire:
Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric Fehr · $2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Steve Oleksy · $0$575,000$300,000 (AHL/JR)
2017 4th round pick (PIT - #124 - Vladislav Kara)
Sum: $2,000,000$2,575,000$2,300,000
Change: +$2,000,000+$1,975,000+$1,700,000
Feb 23, 2017
Carolina Hurricanes Acquire:
Carolina Hurricanes
Danny Kristo · $0$575,000$575,000 (AHL/JR)
2017 2nd round pick (PIT - #62 - Jake Leschyshyn)
Sum: $0$575,000$575,000
Change: -$1,416,667-$841,667-$675,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Ron Hainsey ($1,416,666 retained - 50%) · $1,416,667$1,416,667$1,250,000
Sum: $1,416,667$1,416,667$1,250,000
Change: +$1,416,667+$841,667+$675,000
Nov 19, 2016
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Danny Kristo · $0$575,000$175,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$575,000$175,000
Change: $0$0+$25,000
St. Louis Blues Acquire:
St. Louis Blues
Reid McNeill · $0$575,000$150,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$575,000$150,000
Change: $0$0-$25,000
Nov 2, 2016
Ottawa Senators Acquire:
Ottawa Senators
Mike Condon · $575,000$575,000$575,000
Sum: $575,000$575,000$575,000
Change: +$575,000+$575,000+$575,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
2017 5th round pick (OTT - #152 - Jan Drozg)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: -$575,000-$575,000-$575,000
Jun 25, 2016
New Jersey Devils Acquire:
New Jersey Devils
Beau Bennett · $0$725,000$725,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$725,000$725,000
Change: $0+$725,000+$725,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire:
Pittsburgh Penguins
2016 3rd round pick (DET - #77 - Connor Hall)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: $0-$725,000-$725,000
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