Kings Acquire Dustin Penner at Trade Deadline, Re-Sign Williams
Edmonton Oilers forward Dustin Penner joins the ranks of Sean O'Donnell, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, Lubomir Visnovsky and Kyle Calder: players who have played for both the Ducks and the Kings.
The Kings acquired the 28-year old Penner from the Oilers in exchange for a minor-league defenseman Colten Teubert, a first-round pick in the upcoming draft in June and a third-round pick in 2012. Penner has two seasons left on his five-year $21.25 deal and will have a $4.25 million cap hit this season and next season.
Penner, at 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, will add another physical big body in front of the net that is condusive to the Kings current offensive philosophy. It was his size that helped the Ducks win the Stanley Cup in 2007.
On the back end, the Kings didn't give up much most notably keeping 2010 first-round draft pick Brayden Schenn.