LA Kings Kill Two Birds With One Stone In Lecavalier-Schenn Trade

Newly-acquired LA Kings players Vincent Lecavalier (left) and Luke Schenn (right).
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Photos courtesy National Hockey League

LOS ANGELES — In a season that has seen relatively few trades so far, the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers gave us the first legitimate blockbuster deal since the 2015-16 season began last October, when the Flyers sent center Vincent Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn to the Kings on January 6, in exchange for center prospect Jordan Weal and a third round pick in the 2016 National Hockey League Draft.

To make the deal work, the Flyers retained 50 percent of both Lecavalier’s and Schenn’s salaries ($2.25 million and $1.8 million, respectively).

Also making the deal work is that the 35-year-old Lecavalier will retire at the end of the season.

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LA Kings F Jordan Weal Remains Focused Despite Disappointing NHL Debut

ALSO: Don’t miss the first Sutter-ism of the 2015-16 season from head coach Darryl Sutter! With photo.


LA Kings center prospect Jordan Weal
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Throughout the history of the National Hockey League, young players have made their debut in the best hockey league in the world, with varying degrees of success.

To be sure, many young players dream of playing in the NHL, and about what their first NHL game will be like—scoring a goal, playing well, if not standing out as a star, and winning the game, of course.

But many are not fortunate enough to enjoy that kind of success, including Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Weal, who made his NHL debut on October 9, 2015, in a 4-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Jordan Weal and Nick Shore: Who Has The Edge For LA Kings 3rd Line Center Spot?

LA Kings center prospect Nick Shore
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Only four days remain before the Los Angeles Kings begin the 2015-16 regular season on Wednesday, and as they prepare for their final pre-season game against the Colorado Avalanche in the annual Frozen Fury game tonight in Las Vegas, a big question mark hangs over their heads…

…who will be their third and fourth-line centers?

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Frozen Royalty Video: LA Kings 2015 Training Camp – Day 3 Interviews

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, shown here during the LA Kings’ 2015 Training Camp at the Toyota Sports Center
in El Segundo, California on September 17, 2015.
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Day 3 of the Los Angeles Kings 2015 Training Camp is in the books and the team is now preparing for their first pre-season contest of the 2015-16 season on Monday against the Phoenix Coyotes at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California.

Dwight King, Brian O’Neill, Jordan Weal spoke to the media following the morning session. Christian Ehrhoff, Matt Greene and head coach Darryl Sutter did so following the afternoon scrimmage.

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LA Kings LW Prospect Michael Mersch Is Powering His Way Towards The NHL

LA Kings left wing prospect Michael Mersch (left), shown here scoring in overtime of Game 1 of the 2015 Calder Cup Final against the Utica Comets on June 6, 2015, at the Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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Photo: Blake Gumprecht

LOS ANGELES — Don’t look now, folks, but the Los Angeles Kings could have a star power forward in the making down on the farm, and it might not be who you think it is.

“He’s as good as anybody in the American [Hockey] League level, and I don’t know if there’s any better at the National Hockey League level in front of the net,” said assistant general manager Rob Blake. “He’ll stay in there, stay in the battle, and he’s got a touch [for] scoring. You saw that during the season, and it increased at the end of the season, and he was very dominant throughout the playoffs.”

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