Kings Acquire Four-Time 20-Goal Scorer Dustin Penner from Edmonton
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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired four-time 20-goal scorer forward Dustin Penner from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Colten Teubert, a first-round draft pick in 2011 and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2012, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Penner, 28, has spent the last four seasons with Edmonton (2007-08 to present) where he’s compiled 186 points (93-93=186) and 189 penalty minutes in 304 games. In 63 games played this season he has 39 points (21-18=39) and 45 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound native of Winkler, Manitoba began his NHL career in 2005-06 with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, recording seven points (4-3=7) and 14 penalty minutes in 19 games. During his full season with the Ducks in 2006-07 Penner had 45 points (29-16=45) and 58 penalty minutes, helping Anaheim capture the Stanley Cup.
In 405 career NHL games with the Ducks and Oilers, Penner has accumulated 238 points (126-112=238) and 261 penalty minutes. In 34 career postseason games he has 17 points (6-11=17), 14 penalty minutes and a plus-14 rating.
Penner has scored 20-plus goals in four of his five full NHL seasons (2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10 and 2010-11). He recorded a career high 32 goals, 31 assists and 63 points for Edmonton in 2009-10. Penner has played in all 82 regular season games three times in his career (2006-07, 2007-08 and 2009-10) and has missed only five games since 2006-07, his first full NHL season (386 of a possible 391 games). Penner was originally signed by the Ducks as an unrestricted free agent on May 12, 2004.
Teubert, 20, has spent this season with the American Hockey League’s Manchester Monarchs, posting 10 points (2-8=10) and 57 penalty minutes in 39 games. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound native of White Rock, British Columbia was originally drafted by the Kings in the first round (13th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The Kings (35-23-4) continue their six-game homestand later tonight at STAPLES Center when they host Detroit at 7:30 p.m. (PT). The game will be broadcast on FS West, KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network. After that, the Kings host Phoenix on Thursday, March 3 (7:30 p.m.) and Vancouver on Saturday, March 5 (1 p.m.) before concluding the homestand by hosting Dallas on Monday, March 7 (7:30 p.m.).