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Canucks keep dealing, acquire Vey from L.A.

Jun 28, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

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PHILADELPHIA — Vancouver continues to be the busiest team at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

The Canucks made another trade on Saturday morning, acquiring Kings forward Linden Vey in exchange for the 50th overall pick — a pick Vancouver acquired from Tampa Bay for d-man Jason Garrison on Friday.

Vey, 22, was Los Angeles’ fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft and made his NHL debut last season, recording five assists in 18 games. A gifted scorer in junior — he had 116 points in his last WHL season — the move reunites him with new Canucks coach Willie Desjardins, who coached Vey in Medicine Hat.

The move probably isn’t one the Kings wanted to make, but had to in light of their current cap situation. The team is currently pressed right up against the $69 million cap ceiling and Vey, a pending RFA, looks to be a casualty of the team’s tight finances.

For Vancouver, it’s a nice get. Vey has shown quite well with AHL Manchester — 48 points in 43 games last year — and was often mentioned in the same conversation as Los Angeles’ other two promising young forwards, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli. The Vey acquisition also continues with a major overhaul from new GM Jim Benning — he’s already dealt away Ryan Kesler to Anaheim in exchange for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, the 24th overall pick (used to select Jared McCann) and a third-rounder the club dealt to the Rangers for Derek Dorsett.

As for the 50th overall pick the Kings received, they selected OHL Kingston defenseman Roland McKeown.

  1. thefutureofoil - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    As a Kings fan, bummed to see him go, but at least we converted the pick into a good young defenseman.

    Canucks fans should be happy with this trade. Kid can play. Great get for the Canucks.

  2. kaptaanamerica - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Have heard the name before from reading Jason Lewis’s posts but don’t know much about him.can kinds fans fill everyone else in on this guy?

    • kaptaanamerica - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      + kings

    • notan9ner - Jun 28, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      You know you are on the internet right

      • kaptaanamerica - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:03 PM

        yeah, but some people would have more info, inside, etc… than what’s on the internet… LOLS

  3. blomfeld - Jun 28, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    TO ‘THROW’ SOMEONE A BONE …

    definition: if you throw someone a bone, you give them a small reward or some kind words to make them feel good even if they’ve not really contributed much.

  4. pj608 - Jun 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    this is what iam talking about… The kings are so good at drafting players they can trade players they drafted and still keep their team just as good. They have so many good young players it is unreal. i wish NJ could step it up and producing young stars like these guys once again.

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