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Kings Acquire Vincent Lecavalier And Luke Schenn From Philadelphia

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

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).

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