NHL notebook: Kings trade Martinez to Vegas
The Los Angeles Kings traded defenseman Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday, parting ways with another veteran.
In exchange, the Kings will receive second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.
Martinez, 32, can provide a defensive boost for the Golden Knights, who rank 17th in the league in goals surrendered. He also has one goal and seven assists in 41 games this season.
The trade continues the rebuilding process for the Kings, who are moving their assets in exchange for draft picks. Over the next two drafts, they own seven first- and second-round selections, plus a conditional second-round pick.
--The Toronto Maple Leafs added forward Denis Malgin in a trade with the Florida Panthers.
Malgin, 23, was a fourth-round pick by the Panthers in 2015 and has four goals and eight assists in 36 games this season. He has 28 goals and 32 assists in 184 career games.
The Panthers received forward Mason Marchment in exchange. The 24-year-old made his NHL debut in January and has one assist in four games. He is expected to be assigned to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League.
--The Maple Leafs swung another deal, acquiring forward Max Veronneau from the Ottawa Senators for forward Aaron Luchuk and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2021.
Veronneau, 24, has appeared in four games for the Senators this season after recording two goals and two assists in 12 games with Ottawa in 2018-19. Luchuk, 22, is headed back to Ottawa after being traded by the Senators to the Maple Leafs last offseason.
--Maple Leafs left winger Andreas Johnsson will miss approximately six months after undergoing knee surgery.
Johnsson injured the knee when he collided with teammate Kasperi Kapanen in the first period of a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars last Thursday.
Johnsson, 25, had eight goals and 13 assists in 43 games this season before being sidelined. He earlier missed 15 games due to a leg injury.
--The New York Rangers acquired goaltender J-F Berube from the Philadelphia Flyers for future considerations.
Berube, 28, has appeared in 29 games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League this season, posting a 12-11-4 record along with a 2.56 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
--Field Level Media
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