I love L.A.! Kevin Fiala traded to Los Angeles Kings

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The Los Angeles Kings have acquired pending RFA forward Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild according to multiple reports.

Per Michael Russo of The Athletic, the Kings will be sending their 2022 first-round pick (19th overall) and prospect Brock Faber to Minnesota in exchange for Fiala.

Elliotte Friedman is also reporting that the Kings and Fiala are also working on a 7-year contract worth approximately $7.9 million per season.

UPDATE: Per CapFriendly, the AAV is $7.875M and comes with a full no-trade clause in seasons 2-4. It then becomes modified with for the final three years of the deal.

Kings trade for Kevin Fiala

The Los Angeles Kings just scored a huge win today with this trade.

Fiala, 25, is really coming into his own and scored 85 points in 82 games this past season. His status as a pending RFA on July 13 and Minnesota’s cap crunch forced their hand into a move.

In return, the Wild will now have the 19th pick in the draft and the rights to University of Minnesota captain Brock Faber.

Faber, 19, was selected by the Kings in the second-round of the 2020 draft. The defenseman registered 1 goal and 12 points in 27 games this past season.