Viktor Arvidsson is still getting adjusted to life as an LA King after last week’s trade, but the team’s doing what it can to help him feel at home.
New LA Kings winger Viktor Arvidsson will take the ice in unfamiliar colors next season after being traded last week by the Nashville Predators, the team he’d spend his entire NHL career thus far with.
But, while there will be a lot of new things for Arvidsson to adjust to, he’ll at least get to do it while wearing his familiar No. 33. Appearing on Kings Of The Podcast, Arvidsson said that Tobias Bjornfot was letting him take the number.
It’s not that surprising that a young player like Bjornfot would offer the number to an established veteran like Arvidsson. No word yet on which number Bjornfot will be switching to. He did wear 54 for a three-game cup of coffee with the Kings at the start of the 2019-20 season, however.
Also helping Arvidsson feel at home in LA could be the pretty large group of Swedes he’s joining. Along with Bjornfot, the 28-year-old is joining fellow countrymen Adrian Kempe, Carl Grundstrom, and Lias Andersson, as well as prospects like Samuel Fagemo, Jacob Moverare, and Helge Grans.