Report: Marian Gaborik traded to Los Angeles Kings
Marian Gaborik has certainly been bounced around the NHL since leaving the Minnesota Wild in 2009. Now, his career takes another bounce, as the high-scoring right wing has been traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Los Angeles Kings.
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) March 5, 2014
After just 34 games with the Blue Jackets, Gaborik was shipped to Los Angeles for forward Matt Frattin and two draft picks. The Kings will be the fourth team that Gaborik will dress for in the NHL.
While he is an extremely skilled forward, Gaborik has had a hard time staying on the ice recently. Gaborik only played in 47 games in 2012-13, and he only appeared in 22 games with Columbus this season, totaling 14 points (6+8).
In 791 career NHL games, the 32-year-old native of Trencin, Czechoslovakia has recorded 342 goals and 346 assists. Gaborik is many seasons removed from his most productive NHL campaign; in 2009-10 with the Rangers, Gaborik recorded 42 goals and 44 assists in 76 games.
Frattin will head to the Blue Jackets after being shipped to Los Angeles this offseason in a deal that sent goaltender Jonathan Bernier to Toronto. Frattin played in 40 games with Los Angeles this season, recording two goals and four assists.
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