Kings trade Scrivens to Oilers
JAN 15, 2014 3:40p ET
The Kings traded goalie Ben Scrivens to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, general manager Dean Lombardi announced on Wednesday.
The Oilers also acquired free agent Matt Hendricks, while goalie Devan Dubnyk heads to Nashville.
Scrivens, who is from Spurce Grove, roughly 20 miles from Edmonton, went 7-5-4 with three shutouts and a .931 save percentage with the Kings, but became expendable after the return of Jonathan Quick and the emergence of Martin Jones, who has impressed in his rookie season.
Jones, 24, posted an 8-3-0 record with three shutouts and a .950 save percentage and 1.41 goals-against average, and was named Co-Rookie of the Month in December. Jones also tied an NHL record after winning the first eight games of his NHL career.
The Kings recalled Jones from the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings' AHL affiliate, and he's scheduled to join the team in St. Louis to back up Quick during the upcoming four-game Grammy trip.
Scrivens, who will join his third team in a year and is set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, didn't spend much time in Los Angeles, but he'll forever be remembered by his epic photobomb during an interview with Jarret Stoll.