Edmonton Oilers acquire sniper Mike Cammalleri from Kings

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The Edmonton Oilers have acquired winger Mike Cammalleri from the Los Angeles Kings in a deal that will see Jussi Jokinen heading back in the other direction, according to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.

Cammalleri has three goals and seven points in 15 games this season for the Kings, while Jokinen has just a single assist in 14 games for the Oilers.


Cammalleri is set to earn a base-salary of $1 million this season. Instead, both the Oilers and Kings are looking to bolster their depth by swapping two veterans who have underperformed in the early goings of the season. The Oilers have just 14, good for second-worst in the conference.

The Edmonton Oilers were in the market to find another scoring option, and it appears that they have found a solution. Cammalleri contributed three goals and four assists and was on their first power-play unit but played on the bottom six and was scratched twice. He went on to play for the Montreal Canadiens the following season before returning to the Flames for a second stint in 2012.


Cammalleri has played 15 years in the National Hockey League with a career 620 points in 855 games. Jokinen, 34, will play for his seventh team in his 13-year career.

Jokinen has 186 goals in 905 games and scored a career-high 30 goals for Carolina in 2009-10.


That homecoming lasted six weeks into the season.

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