Oilers Swap Jokinen to Kings for Cammalleri

The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Jussi Jokinen to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Mike Cammalleri.

The 35-year-old Cammalleri has seven points in 15 games this season and joined the Kings in the off-season. It marked his second stint with the club that drafted him in the second round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

In 855 regular season games for the Kings, New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, and Montreal Canadiens, the Toronto-born forward has 620 points. He’s reached and eclipsed 80 points twice in his career, once in Calgary in 2008-2009 and once with the Kings in 2006-2007.

Last season, Cammalleri posted 31 points in 61 games for the Devils and finished with a minus-nine rating.

He has 32 games of post-season experience with the Canadiens and Flames. Cammalleri is the consummate playoff performer, with 32 points to establish a point-per-game production metric. He scored 19 points in 19 playoff games with the Canadiens in 2009-2010.

He’s currently on a one-year contract worth $1 million.

Jokinen has one assist in 14 games this season and was an off-season acquisition for the Oilers. He joined the team after spending three seasons with the Florida Panthers.

The 34-year-old Finnish forward was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. In 905 career games for the Oilers, Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Stars, Jokinen has 547 points.

His best season to date came in 2009-2010 with the Hurricanes, when he put up 65 points – including 30 goals – in 81 games.

Jokinen has 54 games of playoff experience with the Panthers, Penguins, Hurricanes, and Stars. He has 32 points in the post-season.

Like Cammalleri, Jokinen is signed to a one-year deal. His is worth $1.1 million.

Published by Dr. Pucksworth

Doctor of Puckanomics.

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