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Trade: Devils get Loktionov from Kings for fifth-round pick

Feb 6, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

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The New Jersey Devils have acquired forward Andrei Loktionov from Los Angeles for a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Loktionov was drafted 123rd overall in 2008 by the Kings and has 14 points (7 G, 7 A) in 59 career games. The 22-year-old has been with AHL Manchester this season, where he has 22 points in 37 games. The Devils say he’ll be sent directly to their AHL affiliate in Albany.

Of note, Loktionov spent the 2008-09 season with OHL Windsor, where one of his teammates was Devils forward Adam Henrique. The Spitfires — who also featured current NHLers Taylor Hall and Ryan Ellis — won the Memorial Cup that year.

  1. killerpgh - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Seems like a good deal for the Devils.

    • 19to77 - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:46 PM

      Yeah… Loktionov’s stock seems higher than one 5th-round pick, doesn’t it?

      • soj83 - Feb 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

        i seem to remember hearing somewhere that he wasn’t happy with his situation in LA. if that was the case then it was a move to get rid of him.

  2. martysbetter - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Good job Lou!

  3. pone27 - Feb 6, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Very solid scoop for the Devs. His potential is huge. Get some size on the kid and he has a great chance to make a solid impact.

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