LA Kings Make Trade; Forbort Returns to OntarioJan 6, 2016
The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Vincent Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Jordan Weal and a third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
To make room for Schenn, Forbort, 23, was sent to Ontario. Forbort, out of the University of North Dakota, has played in 14 games this season for the Kings this season and recently scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 28, 2015 against Vancouver. He has one goal, one assist and is a minus-one in his first NHL season.
The 6-foot-4 blue liner was assigned to the Reign earlier this season for two games in late October as part of a conditioning assignment after missing games with the Kings due to the flu. He had 7 shots on goal and no points as the team lost back-to-back games to San Antonio.
The move was necessitated after the Kings acquired Lecavalier and Schenn.
Lecavalier, 35, has played in seven games with the Flyers this year and has one point (0-1=1) and two penalty minutes.
The 6-4, 215-pound native of Ile Bizard, Quebec has played for the Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning during his 17-year NHL career. In 1,170 career regular-season games he has 932 points (411-521=932) and 828 penalty minutes. The first overall pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by Tampa Bay, Lecavalier won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004 and has appeared in 70 playoff games overall. He has posted 54 points (25-29=54), a plus-1 rating and 82 penalty minutes during that time.
Schenn, 26, has appeared in 29 games this season with the Flyers and has five points (2-3=5) and 30 penalty minutes.
The 6-2, 229-pound native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has played for the Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs during his eight-year NHL career. Drafted in the first-round (fifth overall) by Toronto during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Schenn has appeared in 523 career regular-season games he has 117 points (26-91=117) and 357 penalty minutes. He has appeared in seven playoff games scoring one goal (1-0=1) and posting a plus-1 rating. Luke’s brother, Brayden, was drafted by the Kings during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and appeared in nine games with Los Angeles.