By Paul Armbruster • KingsNewsDaily.com •
The New Jersey Devils tweeted the following this afternoon.
We have acquired Andrei Loktionov from the Kings for 5th-round pick in 2013. Loktionov will be assigned to @albanydevils.
— New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) February 6, 2013
Loktionov was a personal favorite and I felt strongly his name should have been included on the Cup. I wish him all the luck in the world on his new team as he tries to establish himself as a regular in the NHL.
Loktionov was drafted by Los Angeles in the 5th round himself during the 2008 draft. He played a total of 61 games for the Kings, including 2 games during last year’s playoffs. He scored a total of 7 goals and 7 assists in that span.
For more on the background of this trade, here’s a story I wrote a week ago…
Here’s the Kings press release…