LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have traded goaltender Ben Scrivens to the Edmonton Oilers for a third round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.
The Kings had a goaltender problem, and not necessarily a bad one. With three NHL starting goaltenders on their roster, the Kings had to make a move. 2012 Conn Smythe Award winner and possibly the best goaltender in the NHL currently, Jonathan Quick, is the blatantly obvious starter in Los Angeles, but with Ben Scrivens and young talent, Martin Jones, right behind him, the Kings had to make a tough decision.
Scrivens, 27, played in 19 games this season for the Kings, posting a 1.97 goals against average, .931 save percentage, and 7-5-4 record, including three shutouts.
Scrivens was sent to the Kings from the Toronto Maple Leafs to fix a goaltender problem from the season prior. Involved in the trade was goaltender Jonathan Bernier, forward Matt Frattin, and a second-round draft pick.
The Kings not only solved their goaltender “problems” but fixed the Oilers issues of not having a stable NHL goaltender.
Immediately following the trade, Martin Jones was recalled to Los Angeles from their AHL affiliate, Manchester Monarchs.
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