With Robyn Regehr set to join the Los Angeles Kings upon their return from the current road trip, the Kings alleviated a logjam on the blue line by trading defenseman Davis Drewiske to the Montreal Canadiens for a fifth round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Drewiske, 28, was signed by the Kings as an undrafted free agent on April 1, 2008 after spending four years at the University of Wisconsin, where he won a national championship in 2006 alongside Adam Burish, Tom Gilbert and Joe Pavelski.
He appeared in 126 games with the Kings from 2008-13, totaling four goals, 22 points and 67 penalty minutes along with a minus-1 rating. He had four points (1-3=4), 14 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating in 20 games this season.
According to this Globe and Mail report, Drewiske is expected to see time on Montreal’s third defensive pairing as a partner of Francis Bouillon.
As it stands now, the Kings have 10 picks at the upcoming NHL Draft:
Fourth Round (via Philadelphia)*
Fourth Round (via Carolina)
Fifth Round (via Montreal)
Seventh Round (via Dallas)
*becomes a third-round pick if Philadelphia makes the playoffs. The Flyers are currently in 12th place with a 15-17-3 record. They are four points behind the eighth-place Rangers.