[LA/CAR]Kevin Westgarth for Anthony Stewart, 4th pick, 6th pic
Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Kevin Westgarth from the Los Angeles Kings. In exchange for Westgarth, Carolina has traded forward Anthony Stewart, its 2013 fourth-round draft pick and a sixth-round selection in the 2014 draft to the Kings.
BTW, my real prediction beside the AHL deal a couple pages back, is Carolina acquiring Kevin Westgarth from LA for a draft pick. Carolina needs some toughness, LA needs to dump some forwards, and Westgarth worked out in Carolina during the lock-out (I believe he is from the area, but it still makes sense to me).
Glad to see us ditch an enforcer we really don't need and take a flyer on someone new. Picks are a bonus. Much like with Colin Fraser, may be able to turn someone else's trash into a good cog in the machine.