Rob Blake isn’t being shy about making big moves to continue to gather future assets for his “retool” of the Los Angeles Kings.
It’s a lot of moves, and a lot of coverage of saying goodbye to some much-loved players. We’ll keep track here of all of Blake’s moves leading up to the February 24 trade deadline.
February 5: Kyle Clifford and Jack Campbell to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Trevor Moore, Columbus’ third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a conditional third round pick in 2021
660 Games Played— LA Kings (@LAKings) February 6, 2020
2 Stanley Cups
1 Extraordinary Smile
A Lifetime of Memories
Thank you for everything @13KCliffy. pic.twitter.com/GktqnLO9CU
For always hyping up your teammates. For always working hard. For always smiling. Thank you Jack Campbell pic.twitter.com/AoFuCCSHky— LA Kings (@LAKings) February 6, 2020
February 17: Tyler Toffoli to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Tim Schaller, prospect Tyler Madden (currently of Northeastern University), a 2020 second round pick, and a conditional 2022 fourth round pick if Toffoli
Dear @tytoff16,— LA Kings (@LAKings) February 18, 2020
From cupcakes and That 70s Line to a Stanley Cup Championship and the first-ever outdoor hat trick in NHL history, and everything in between...
Thank you for all of the memories ❤️
- LA Kings fans everywhere pic.twitter.com/DgOsAJCgfx
February 19: Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2020 second-round pick (belonging to Vegas) and a 2021 second-round pick (belonging to St. Louis).
Jazz Hands forever ❤️— LA Kings (@LAKings) February 19, 2020
February 24: Derek Forbort to the Calgary Flames for a conditional fourth-round 2021 pick.
TRADE: The LA Kings have acquired a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Derek Forbort.— LA Kings (@LAKings) February 24, 2020
Blake confirmed in a press conference after the trade deadline passed that there are no other moves in the works.