Oilers trade rights to Philip Larsen to Canucks for draft pick

There's no mincing words when it comes to last night's effort for the Edmonton Oilers; they were bad. But it's a new day for the team and Todd McLellan hopes a new attitude as well.

The Edmonton Oilers have traded the rights to forward Philip Larsen to the Vancouver Canucks for a fifth-round draft pick in 2017.

Larsen is a 26-year-old defenceman currently playing with Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League.

The Esbjerg, Denmark native was originally drafted 149th overall by the Dallas Stars in 2008, but was traded to the Oilers in 2013 in a deal that sent Shawn Horcoff to the Stars.

He’s played in 125 career NHL games registering eight goals and 23 assists.

Acquire:
  • 2017 5th round pick (VAN)
Acquire:
  • Philip Larsen