DEMITRA TO MINNESOTA
The Minnesota Wild acquired forward Pavol Demitra from the Los Angeles Kings for center Patrick O'Sullivan and a first-round draft pick in 2006.
What does it give the Minnesota Wild
A Slovakian to play with Marian Gaborik and keep him happy. Demitra played some center prior to his tenure in Los Angeles, and with Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Gaborik already on the right wing, there is little doubt that he will be plunked into the center position again on the top line.
What does it give the Los Angeles Kings
O'Sullivan was the AHL rookie of the year last season and is ready to make the jump to the big league. He is an extremely talented young centerman who could step right onto the second line. The trade also allowed the Kings to pick up the player they wanted with the 17th overall draft pick (Trevor Lewis).