Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 3:15pm


The Edmonton Oilers acquired goaltender Ben Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings for a third-round draft pick in 2014.

What does it give the Edmonton Oilers
The Oilers traded away {P Devan Dubnyk} in a prior deal, so they needed a replacement. In Scrivens, they get a solid netminder with good size and decent experience. A quality backup at the NHL level, the 27-year-old has a very good opportunity to take over as Edmonton's undisputed starter for years to come. First, he must acclimate himself to his new surroundings. He won't have the Kings' vaunted defense in front of him, so Scrivens has his work cut out for him in Edmonton.

What does it give the Los Angeles Kings
This is a great move by the Kings at this time, as it allows Scrivens the opportunity to play more in Edmonton, adds a solid draft pick to the LA coffers and enables the club to bring back {P Martin Jones} from the AHL to serve as {P Jonathan Quick}'s backup. It's a win-win-win situation. Jones was terrific during Quick's absence earlier this season, and he overshadowed a fairly strong performance by Scrivens as well at the time. Therefore, Jones forced the Kings to make this move.

Fantasy impact
It's a good time to buy low on Scrivens here, as his fantasy value is sure to move up due to an expected increase in playing time with the Oilers. That said, don't expect him to post similar numbers with Edmonton as he did with LA. The other big winner here is Jones, who will now see a few starts here and there as Quick's backup. The biggest loser in this transaction could be Edmonton incumbent goaltender {P Ilya Bryzgalov}.

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Edmonton Oilers

Ben Scrivens G

Los Angeles Kings

a third-round draft pick in 2014