The Los Angeles Kings have shored up their defense while waiting to see what forward they can acquire, by nabbing blueliner Brayden McNabb from the Buffalo Sabres.
McNabb is a 6’4″, 210 lb bleuliner who becomes a depth player on the Kings. He is in his third pro season, and has played 37 career NHL games. He is pointless in 12 NHL games this season. He is a stay at home defenseman with size that can be counted on in his own end to be a shutdown type player and penalty killer when the need exists.
He does have a track record of scoring points in the AHL, and possesses a great shot. He does have 7 career NHL points.
The Kings apparently give up winger Hudson Fasching & Nicholas Deslauriers for McNabb and 2 second round picks.
Fasching was a memeber of Team USA at the World Junior Championships and is currently attending the University of Minnesota. He was LA’s 4th round pick in the 2013 draft.
Delauriers is a solid prospect who has been buried in Manchester for 3 seasons. He was the Kings’ third round pick in 2009, drafted as a defenseman but converted to forward as a pro.