Facing potential future pay cap cuts, the Minnesota Wild traded restricted forward Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings with a 2022 first-round pick (19th overall) and defense prospect Brock Faber. who went in a different direction.
Swiss-born Fiala scored a career-best 85 points in 82 regular season games in 2021/22 and three points in six playoff games. He will sign a contract extension with the Kings, sources told Sportzshala, and the new deal is expected to run for seven years at an average annual value of $7.9 million.
This is the first major trade in the NHL in the off-season, with about a week left before the draft. Who comes forward? Let’s evaluate both GMs: