After trading for Robyn Regehr on Monday night, the Los Angeles Kings had some wiggle room on their back end on Wednesday as they traded defenseman Davis Drewiske to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2013.
Signed as unrestricted free agent by the Kings, the 28-year-old blueliner made his debut with the Kings during the 2008-09 season. While Drewiske proved to be a capable defenseman, however, he was barely used playing just 126 games with the silver-and-black over that stretch where he scored four goals and added 18 assists.
This season, Drewiske played in 20 games for the Kings scoring one goal and adding three assists. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this July so good on the Kings for at least getting something for the defenseman.
It’s never easy to see any King leave town but the bright side is that we’ll hopefully get to see Drewiske have a lot more playing time with his new team as the Montreal Canadiens prepare for their return to the playoffs.