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Vincent Lecavalier Now A Member Of The Los Angeles Kings

 

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Bob McKenzie tweet,

Vinny Lecavalier’s agent Kent Hughes says it is his client’s intention to retire at the end of this season.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/06/16 at 05:02 PM ET

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LOS ANGELES-  The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Vincent Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Jordan Weal and a third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Lecavalier, 35, has played in seven games with the Flyers this year and has one point (0-1=1) and two penalty minutes.

The 6-4, 215-pound native of Ile Bizard, Quebec has played for the Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning during his 17-year NHL career. In 1,170 career regular-season games he has 932 points (411-521=932) and 828 penalty minutes. The first overall pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by Tampa Bay, Lecavalier won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004 and has appeared in 70 playoff games overall. He has posted 54 points (25-29=54), a plus-1 rating and 82 penalty minutes during that time.

Schenn, 26, has appeared in 29 games this season with the Flyers and has five points (2-3=5) and 30 penalty minutes.

The 6-2, 229-pound native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has played for the Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs during his eight-year NHL career. Drafted in the first-round (fifth overall) by Toronto during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Schenn has appeared in 523 career regular-season games he has 117 points (26-91=117) and 357 penalty minutes. He has appeared in seven playoff games scoring one goal (1-0=1) and posting a plus-1 rating.

To make room on the 23-man roster, the Kings have assigned defenseman Derek Forbort to Ontario (AHL).

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/06/16 at 05:05 PM ET

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Wow, Philly really wanted to shed those bucks. What the hell am I missing? I know Schenn hasn’t turned into what he was thought to be when drafted, but seems like the Kings get to take a flyer on two players that could really improve their depth for the playoffs, or at worst, pretty much change nothing for them. They are, after all, a win-now team.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 01/06/16 at 05:12 PM ET

Iggy_Rules's avatar

I feel like Philly for fleeced on this deal. Am I missing something here?

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 01/06/16 at 05:22 PM ET

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Got*

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 01/06/16 at 05:22 PM ET

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hmm

don’t mind shenn but vinny? not nearly as sure about this one as i usually am when we transact with our “affiliates” in philly or columbus

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 01/06/16 at 05:36 PM ET

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Trades are hard

Posted by Hootinani on 01/06/16 at 06:24 PM ET

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Trades are hard

Not only that, but why would anyone want Philly’s scraps?

Also, nobody is looking to help LA.

Posted by Garth on 01/06/16 at 06:39 PM ET

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I think I like this trade for the Kings.  Gives them another veteran centre and a stay-at-home D to replace Greene who’s done for the year.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 01/06/16 at 07:54 PM ET

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If the trade rumors are true about Wayne Simmonds, this may just be cap clearing to make room for whoever they get in return for him.

Posted by redwings_lifer on 01/07/16 at 09:02 AM ET

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