We finally know the cost of the Jason Zucker trade

Initially the trade was for a 2020 first round pick, but former general manager Jim Rutherford shrewdly protected that pick to give the Pens the option to keep the 2020 pick and send their 2021 first rounder instead. At the time, that didn’t seem very necessary, but due to the season stoppage that forced a new format to make Pittsburgh play in the opening round, that came in handy. The Pens didn’t win the 2020 draft lottery, but traded that pick anyways to Toronto for Kasperi Kapanen.