If Marc Bergevin wanted to add size up front and get penalty killing help, he did just that in acquiring Dwight King from the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional fourth-round pick.
What are the Habs getting in Kings? “A hard defensive player with experience. Penalty killer. Defensive two-way player,” he told TSN moments after the trade was announced.
Dwight King has changed his name to Dwight Canadien
— J.R. Lind (@jrlind) March 1, 2017
King has eight goals and 15 points this season in 63 games. He was a big penalty killer for the Los Angeles Kings averaging 1:33 of shorthanded ice time, and now with Steve Ott and Jordie Benn, the Canadiens penalty kill has improved. But that’s the thing here. Bergevin isn’t exactly addressing a need with this move after what he’s done already.Read More »from Canadiens continue to bolster penalty kill with Dwight King trade