As per The Mayor John Hoven, the LA Kings have acquired winger Viktor Arvidsson from the Nashville Predators in exchange for two picks.
Viktor Arvidsson has become the newest member of the LA Kings.
Just moments ago, The Mayor John Hoven announced that the deal between the Kings and Preds is now done. The Skelleftea, Sweden, native is now headed to Los Angeles. To Nashville in exchange will be two draft picks: a second-round pick in 2021 and a third-round pick in 2022.
This news comes less than an hour after Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman tweeted that the Kings and Predators were in serious discussions of making a trade involving the 28-year-old.
A few weeks ago, RinkRoyalty’s own Ryan Sikes even included Arvidsson’s name in potential trade targets for the Kings this offseason. You can read all about it here:
It is noteworthy to mention that Arvidsson is a right-hand shot — something the Kings wanted to address this season. He also has three years left on his current contract with a cap hit of $4.25 million.
Drafted in the 4th round (112th overall) by the Preds in 2014, Arvidsson has spent his entire NHL career in Nashville thus far. In 50 games this past season, the winger scored 10 goals and 15 assists to go in hand with a plus-nine rating. Arvidsson also reached a career-high 61 points in 2016-17 — en route to helping the Preds reach their first-ever Stanley Cup Final — and again in 2017-18 before achieving a career-high 34 goals in 2018-19.