Ducks acquire David Perron, Adam Clendening from Penguins for Carl Hagelin in late-night swap

Hours after the Ducks took a 4-2 victory from the Dallas Stars on Friday at the Honda Center, the team announced it had traded left wing Carl Hagelin to the Pittsburgh Penguins for left wing David Perron and defenseman Adam Clendening. The trade was announced a few minutes before midnight.

Hagelin, 27, scored four goals and 12 points in 43 games with the Ducks, including an assist during Friday’s victory over the Stars. He had not produced as expected or needed for the underachieving Ducks (19-17-7), however. He had been playing on a line with fellow Swede Jakob Silfverberg on right wing and center Ryan Kesler.

“I think our line, we’re very good defensively, but we should have the skill to score some goals,” Silfverberg said Friday. “Lately, we’ve been finding some opportunities and putting some pucks in the net. I feel like this is a step in the right direction. If we keep playing like this we’re going to be a dangerous line.”

Perron, 27, had four goals and 16 points in 43 games this season with the Penguins. He is a more physical player than Hagelin and was second on the Penguins with 105 hits this season. He also is a three-time 20-goal scorer, and had a career-best 28 in 2013-14.

Clendening, 23, has score one goal and five points in 30 games in the NHL with the Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks.  He made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks last season.

The Ducks acquired Hagelin last summer from the New York Rangers in exchange for Long Beach native Emerson Etem, a left wing.