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KINGS ACQUIRE TWO DRAFT PICKS FROM VANCOUVER FOR SOPEL

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired a second-round draft choice in either the 2007 or 2008 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth-round draft choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for defenseman Brent Sopel, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Monday.


COMPLETE TRADE DEADLINE COVERAGE:
Kings Get Two Draft Picks For Sopel
Kings Trade For Heward
Kings Acquire Fifth Round Draft Pick For Ward
Kings Get Modry, Fransson and Picks From Dallas

Sopel, 30, has played in 44 games with the Kings this season, recording 23 points (4-19=23) and 14 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 205-pound native of Calgary has played in 414 career regular season NHL games with the Kings, New York Islanders and Vancouver, and has 176 points (38-138=176) and 213 penalty minutes. Acquired by the Kings from the Islanders on March 8, 2006, with Mark Parrish for Jeff Tambellini, Denis Grebeshkov and a conditional third-round draft choice in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Sopel was originally selected by Vancouver in the sixth-round (144th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

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