LA Kings trade Kevin Westgarth to Carolina

At camp, so this is short for now. Will follow with initial batch of player reaction on twitter later this morning (when the team gets off the ice).

Per team release:

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Anthony Stewart from the Carolina Hurricanes along with their fourth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft and their sixth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft in exchange for forward Kevin Westgarth, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Stewart, 28, has played in 262 career NHL games with the Hurricanes, Atlanta Thrashers and Florida Panthers. He has recorded 71 points (7-44=71) and 123 penalty minutes.

A 6-3, 230-pound native of La Salle, Quebec, Stewart last year played in 77 games for Carolina and he recorded 11 points (6-5=11). The previous season he recorded a career-high 14 goals with the Thrashers.

He was originally selected by the Panthers in the first-round (25th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Westgarth has played in 90 regular season games with the Kings dating back to the 2008-09 season. Last year he played in 25 regular season games and had two points (1-1=2).

It is not immmediatly known what the Kings plans are for Stewart, as they were already one player over the roster limit.

More to come later today.

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Comments

  1. I’m In tears (>_<)

  2. Brad Doty Touchdown! says

    I hope Westgarth wasn’t traded because of his involvement with the NHLPA during the lockout…good luck, Westy. Welcome to LA Stewart.

  3. weird trade. i wonder what the plan is. stewart is a DL type of player. wonder where he fits in.

    i could care less about westy, didnt like him or dislike him. never saw much out of him when he did play. wish nothing but the best for him.

  4. It was done solely to make space and to collect draft picks.

  5. matty muls says

    hearing of a rumor that the kings are in on leopold. with mitchell going down for a while maybe they got stewart to trade for leopold. who knows? just a rumor

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