ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Mikael Granlund #64, Dany Heatley #15 and Jason Pominville #29 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Pominville as Michal Handzus #26 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on during the first period of the game on January 23, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
I think the thing about him, No. 1, he's a competitive guy. We have no issues as far as him fitting in here with this group. No question he's going to be hungry. I think whenever you look at your back end, it's a mix-type thing, and I think [there are] things he can bring to us. He's very mobile, and even though he's not big (6 feet, 201 pounds), he certainly competes. He's a smart player.
— Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on Andrej Sekera, after making a trade with the Hurricanes for the defenseman on Wednesday