Edmonton Oilers acquire sniper Mike Cammalleri from Kings


The LA Kings have acquired forward Jussi Jokinen from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Michael Cammalleri, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

Cammalleri has three goals and four assists in 15 games with the Kings this season.

After a 60-point campaign just two seasons ago as a member of the Florida Panthers, Jokinen has just a single assist this year. The team made him a second-round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Starting with the Kings in Los Angeles, the Toronto-native played for four seasons in California before playing the 2008-09 season in Calgary. He went on to play for the Montreal Canadiens the following season before returning to the Flames for a second stint in 2012.

The Oilers have scored 38 goals this season - which is last in the National Hockey League in goals scored as does the team's goals per game. While Jokinen was given $100,000 more in his one-year deal, the Oilers were set to part ways with the 34-year-old. Set to join the Kings who are looking like legitimate Stanley Cup contenders in the early-goings of the season, Jokinen could find himself in the postseason for the first time since 2015-16 after missing the postseason with the Panthers previous year.