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Edmonton Oilers acquire sniper Mike Cammalleri from Kings

Los Angeles Kings forward Michael Cammalleri, left, and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Karl Alzner vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Mike Cammalleri will make his home in Alberta for the third time in his National Hockey League career but this time in Edmonton after the Oilers acquired the 35-year-old forward from the Los Angeles Kings in a trade on Tuesday.

To obtain Cammalleri, the Oilers gave up forward Jussi Jokinen, whom they signed as a free agent just this summer.

READ MORE: Edmonton Oilers sign Jussi Jokinen to 1-year contract

In 855 career NHL games with Los Angeles, Calgary, Montreal and New Jersey, Cammalleri has put up 290 goals and 620 points. His most productive season came in 2008-2009 when he scored 39 goals and 82 points with the Calgary Flames. He went on to play for the Montreal Canadiens the following season before returning to the Flames for a second stint in 2012.

The Toronto-born leftwinger has had a successful NHL career despite being smaller in size. He is listed as being 5’9″ and 185 pounds on nhl.com.

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“Well he’s a shooter,” Oilers head coach Todd McLellan said of the acquisition Tuesday night. “Since he entered the league, the one thing he’s had is an incredible shot, quick release – he knows where the net is and he’s obviously still doing that this year. He’s put up some goals and some assists in L.A.

“We think he can come in and use that shot. It’s not that we haven’t created opportunities, it’s that we haven’t finished on a lot of them. So if we can continue to create and he happens to be the receiver of some of those passes, then maybe we get a little more offence out of him.”

Jokinen signed a one-year deal worth $1.1 million with the Oilers in July. This season, the Finnish forward had record just a single point with the Oilers in 14 games.

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Listen below: Mike Cammalleri speaks to 630 CHED’s Face Off Show on Nov. 14, 2017 after being traded to the Edmonton Oilers.

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