Report: LA Kings Acquire Dion Phaneuf
According to reports on Tuesday night, the LA Kings have acquired veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf in a four-player deal with the Ottawa Senators.
Phaneuf and Thompson for Gaborik and Shore. Sens retain 25% of Phaneuf salary.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 14, 2018
Phaneuf, who will turn 33 on April 10, has 16 points in 52 games with the Sens this season. His contract carries a $7M cap hit for three more seasons after the 2017-18 campaign.
Nate Thompson, 33, has 11 points in 43 games this season for Ottawa. His contract has a $1.65M cap hit and expires after the 2018-19 season.
Marian Gaborik, who turns 36 on Wednesday, has seven goals and seven assists in 30 games for the Kings this season. His contract carries a $4.875 cap hit thru the 2020-21 season.
And Nick Shore, 25, has 15 points in 49 games for the Kings this season. He is a restricted free agent after this season.
9 thoughts on “Report: LA Kings Acquire Dion Phaneuf”
Odd move for Sens.
I guess Coach Q feels over 10 goals against the last 3 gamnes with Bouma and Wingels have nothing to do with them being in the lineup because they work so so so hard.
Hopefully, Crow saves some dignity when he returns. And the Darling lovers of the past realize how great Crow is . Where is JF Berube?
Well, the great news is no #82 on the ice! The Bad news is Bouma on the PP.
Can’t win them all.
Garbage for garbage deal here!
Bowman- should have seen the Seabrook/issue… based On This guy’s contract/decline…
the Bigger they are- the faster/farther they fall… especially skating wise
So, if Ottawa retains 25% of Phaneuf’s salary, does that translate directly into 25% of his cap hit? Regardless, that’s a heck of a lot of money to take on, even when considering getting rid of Gaborik’s contract for one less year.
I like the deal for LA. Phaneuf fits them well.
But overall bad contract for bad contract.
Total salary for the rest of the deal is less than 7 mil a year. But yes they retain the hit as well.
Odd move for Sens in taking back Gaborik and retaining Phaneuf… Sens are a budget team with a nutcase for an owner.