The Edmonton Oilers have acquired veteran centre Michael Cammalleri from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for left winger Jussi Jokinen, the clubs announced Tuesday. This season, the Finnish forward had record just a single point with the Oilers in 14 games.
The deal doesn't have any financial significance as Cammalleri's one-year deal pays him $1.1 million this season while Jokinen's pays him $1 million. He averaged a career-low 12 minutes, 38 seconds in 15 games.
The 35-year-old has put up 620 points in 855 games in his National Hockey League career, with stints in Montreal and Calgary among others. His most productive season came in 2008-2009 when he scored 39 goals and 82 points with the Calgary Flames. 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.
That homecoming lasted six weeks into the season. Jokinen, 34, will play for his seventh team in his 13-year career.
The former sixth-round pick has 547 career points in 905 games.