Defenseman Jordan Subban was traded to the Los Angeles Kings from the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday for center Nic Dowd.
Subban, 22, is the younger brother of Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban and Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban. He was selected in the fourth round (No. 115) of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Canucks and has 77 points (27 goals, 50 assists) in 148 regular-season games with Utica of the American Hockey League.
Dowd, 27, had one assist in 16 games with Los Angeles this season and ranked fourth on the Kings in face-off winning percentage (51.92). Selected by Los Angeles in the seventh round (No. 198) of the 2009 NHL Draft, he has 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) in 91 games during three NHL seasons.
Dowd likely will provide center depth for the Canucks, who will be without Bo Horvat for up to six weeks because of a fractured foot.