According to sources, the Nashville Predators have made a trade with the Los Angeles Kings. The Preds are sending Victor Arvidsson to the Kings in exchange for two draft picks, a 2021 2nd-round selection and a 2022 3rd-round selection.
🚨 TRADE ALERT 🚨
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) July 1, 2021
Arvidsson is one of the most beloved players in the Predators’ history. He also owns some of the most iconic moments in franchise history.
Thank you, Victor Arvidsson. #Arvy
🎥: NHL pic.twitter.com/tu5nVwaluj
— adam holt (@Bolt_Holt) July 1, 2021
Arvidsson was a key cog in the team’s offensive prowess from 2016-2019. His production has declined a bit over the past couple of seasons, and injuries could have certainly played a role in that. He will look to bounce back in Los Angeles, and there is no doubt many Nashville fans will be rooting for him.
I hope Viktor Arvidsson regains his form in Los Angeles. But he really hasn’t been the same player since this moment: https://t.co/IfsyKrHV11
— Alex Daugherty (@AlexDaugherty1) July 1, 2021
This may give fans a glimpse at the off-season plan for GM David Poile and company. The Seattle Kraken expansion draft looms large, and tough decisions will have to be made. You can file this one under that category as well.
It will be interesting to see how active Nashville is for the rest of this off-season. Could there be another big move or two on the way?
— On The Future — Preds Prospects (@OnTheFutureOTF) July 1, 2021
One thing is clear: this Predators roster will be shaken up quite a bit over the next few months.
Regardless, “Arvy” will have a special place in Preds’ fans’ hearts forever.
Best of luck Viktor Arvidsson in LA. Smashville will always love you and the Arvy Hustle. You are all heart!! 😿 pic.twitter.com/Mm3OGOaTXW
— Gnash (@Gnash00) July 1, 2021
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