Kings takes over attacker Kevin Fiala in exchange with Wild

The Los Angeles Kings have acquired striker Kevin Fiala in a trade with the Minnesota Wild, the Kings announced on Wednesday. The Wild will receive a first round pick in 2022 and the rights to prospect defender Brock Faber in exchange for the restricted free agent.

Los Angeles and Fiala have reportedly agreed to a seven-year extension with an average annual value of just under $8 million, according to TSN.

Fiala is coming off a best season of his career, scoring 33 goals and 85 points in 82 games. In six playoff games against the St. Louis Blues, Fiala provided three assists. The 25-year-old played last season on a $5.1 million one-year contract agreed upon after an arbitration hearing last summer.

The Swiss-born forward is part of his third team since being selected number 11 by the Nashville Predators in the 2014 NHL Draft. In 419 career appearances, Fiala has 124 goals and 282 points.

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