The Los Angeles Kings acquired left wing Dan Carcillo from the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2015. The draft pick could become a fifth-round selection if Carcillo appears in 40 or more games with the Kings in 2013-14.
One of the Kings' main goals this offseason was to add more depth on the left side of the ice. Carcillo, who played in only 51 games over the past two seasons due to injury, will likely fit in on the third or fourth line.
At 6-0, 205 pounds, Carcillo meets the team's need for a physical left wing, and comes at a reasonably low cost. He is set to make $825,000 next season in the final year of his current contract.
The 28-year-old enforcer has tallied twice as many hits (387) than games played (184) over the past four seasons. He recorded career highs of 11 goals and 13 assists with the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2007-08 season, but had just one goal and two assists in 23 regular-season games in 2013.
While the Kings have added some help at the left wing position over the summer, they lost unrestricted free-agent Dustin Penner on Tuesday after the veteran forward signed a one-year deal to rejoin the Anaheim Ducks.
The Kings' roster is far from set, as the team still has two players (Trevor Lewis and Jordan Nolan) awaiting arbitration hearings, and another restricted free agent (Kyle Clifford) still unsigned.
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