LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2021) - The LA Kings have acquired forward Viktor Arvidsson from the Nashville Predators in exchange for their second-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft and third-round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.
Arvidsson, 28, joins the Kings after spending the last seven seasons with the Predators organization. A two-time 30-goal scorer, Arvidsson tallied a career-best 34 goals in 2018-19 to set the franchise record for goals in a season. That same season, he established a franchise record for goals per-game in a single campaign and was third overall in the NHL at 0.59. He has twice reached a career-high 61 points in a single season, including 2016-17 with 31 goals and 30 assists before adding another 13 points (3-10=13) in 22 postseason games to help the Predators reach the Stanley Cup Final. The following season, he tallied 29 goals and a career-high 32 assists as the Predators went on to claim the President's Trophy as the team with the league's best regular-season record.
In 385 NHL games, the 5-9, 180-pound winger has collected 127 goals and 112 assists for 239 points with a plus-45 rating while adding 27 points (12-15=27) in 61 playoff appearances. He also registered 73 points (30-43=73) in 87 games with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals after originally being selected by the Predators in the fourth round, 112th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.
The Skelleftea, Sweden, native has represented Sweden in three IIHF events, earning a gold medal at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, a silver medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, and a bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF Under-18 World Championship. Through those three tournaments, he registered seven goals and two assists for nine points in 15 games.