Reports: Deslauriers, Fasching to Buffalo in McNabb trade - LA Kings Insider

The Kings front office categorized this deal as “close,” though it has been announced by several reputable sources. In the reported trade that sends Brayden McNabb to Los Angeles, it appears as though left wing prospect Nic Deslauriers and University of Minnesota product Hudson Fasching will be sent to Buffalo. The trade will also provide the Kings a pair of second round draft picks.


Deslauriers, a defenseman-turned-left wing, was a third round pick in 2009. Fasching, who had an encouraging performance at the World Junior Championships and has 12 goals and 27 points in 31 games with the University of Minnesota in his freshman season, was a fourth round pick in 2013.

The Sabres have three second round draft picks in 2014 – their own, the Los Angeles’ (as part of the Robyn Reghr deal), and Minnesota’s. Don’t expect the Kings to be permanently attached to these picks, because it appears as though the deal for Marian Gaborik has picked up steam again, and it is possible they may be involved in landing the speedy Columbus winger.