The Los Angeles Kings have bought veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf in a four-player commerce Tuesday night time with the Ottawa Senators.
The Kings additionally get ahead Nate Thompson within the deal, with veteran winger Marian Gaborik and heart Nick Shore shifting again to the Senators.
“Dion brings to our membership an excessive amount of enjoy and management,” Rob Blake, the Kings’ vp and common supervisor, mentioned in saying the deal. “He additionally performs with a bodily edge, which enhances our lineup smartly.”
The Senators reportedly can pay 25 p.c of Phaneuf’s ultimate wage, which comes with a cap hit of $7 million every year via 2020-21, in step with a couple of reviews. His contract features a changed no-trade clause, so Phaneuf it seems that had no problems heading to L.A.
Phaneuf, 32, is in his 13th season and has 3 targets and 16 issues this season. He’s a three-time All-Megastar, along with his remaining look coming in 2011-12 with Toronto.
He was once pulled from Tuesday night time’s recreation in opposition to the Penguins in the second one length, a sign that one thing was once about to occur with him at the commerce entrance.
Gaborik, 35, is any other veteran whose very best years are in the back of him, with the remaining of his 3 All-Megastar picks coming in 2011-12. He has 403 occupation targets, however simply seven this 12 months in 29 video games. He earns $Four.875 million a 12 months via 2020-21.
Thompson, 33, has simply 52 targets in 593 occupation video games. Shore, 26, has a Four-11–15 line in his fourth NHL season.