Kings acquire forward Kris Versteeg in deal with Hurricanes

Check out Kris Versteeg’s slick move, where he goes between his legs to score against the Capitals.

The Los Angeles Kings beefed up their forward depth, acquiring veteran Kris Versteeg in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes.

 

 

Versteeg has extensive playoff experience, winning Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009-10 and 2014-15.

The 29-year-old winger has recorded 11 goals, 22 assists with a minus-6 rating in 63 games this season.

Kris Versteeg.

He is in the final year of his contract that carries a salary cap hit of $4.4 million ($2.2 million of which is being retained by the Florida Panthers), and Versteeg is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

 

Versteeg has appeared in 536 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Carolina traded captain Eric Staal to the New York Rangers earlier on Sunday.

Acquire:
  • Kris Versteeg
Acquire:
  • Valentin Zykov
  • 5th-round pick (Conditional)