Vincent Lecavalier to Kings: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

January 6th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

Just two years after making a big splash in free agency by signing Vincent Lecavalier, the Philadelphia Flyers have moved on as the veteran center was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.

Elliotte Freidman of Hockey Night in Canada reported Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn were shipped to Los Angeles in exchange for center Jordan Weal and a third-round draft pick. Friedman also noted the Flyers will keep 50 percent of both contracts on their books.

Darren Dreger of TSN, via his colleague Bob McKenzie, confirmed the report.  

Lecavalier's agent Kent Hughes said its his client's intention to retire at the end of the season, per McKenzie.

After 14 productive seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Bolts used a compliance buyout in 2013, which made Lecavalier a free agent. The Flyers jumped at the opportunity to land an established leader and point producer as they inked him to a five-year, $22 million contract.

It didn't take long for the Flyers to have buyer's remorse as Lecavalier disappointed in his first season with Philly to the tune of 20 goals and just 37 poin ...

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