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.
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).
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.