KINGS ADD ARVIDSSON
The Los Angeles Kings acquired winger Viktor Arvidsson from the Nashville Predators for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a third-round draft pick in 2022.
What does it give the Los Angeles Kings
In Arvidsson, the Kings land a gritty, fearless winger who can also score goals. At 28 years old, he is still young enough to become part of the team's rebuilding plan moving forward. He is under contract for three more seasons.
What does it give the Nashville Predators
For the Predators, this deal seems mostly motivated by the expansion draft. Nashville is likely to protect eight skaters and a goaltender, so moving out Arvidsson alleviates the need to protect the latter. The Preds also got back two solid future assets.
He was mainly a first-line player in Nashville, but he is likely to take on more of a supporting role in Hollywood. The change of scenery may serve Arvidsson well, so his fantasy stock may rise slightly.
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