EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings have traded Ryan Smyth to the Edmonton Oilers for forward Colin Fraser and a seventh-round pick in the 2012 draft.
The 35-year-old Smyth had 23 goals and 24 assists in 82 games last season with Los Angeles. He started his NHL career with the Oilers in 1994 and spent more than a decade with the team before being dealt to the New York Islanders in a surprise deadline deal in February 2007.
His return to Edmonton had been rumored for days, but the deal hit several snags before the two sides came to an agreement.
Fraser had three goals and two assists in 67 games with the Oilers last season.