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TRADE: Dwight King traded to Montreal

Unknown-1The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Dwight King from the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in exchange for a conditional 4th round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. King is a pending unrestricted free agent this July.

If King re-signs with Montreal, then the 4th round pick in 2018 becomes a 3rd round pick in 2018.

The 27-year-old left wing skated in 63 games with Los Angeles this season, amassing 8-7-15 totals and 96 hits. In 348 career NHL games, King has 52 goals and 56 assists (108 points). He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, having won with the KingsUnknown-3 in 2012 and 2014.

King played Junior hockey with the WHL’s Lethbridge Hurricanes and is a native of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

Los Angeles originally selected King in the fourth round, 109th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.



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