(CBS) – The Los Angeles Kings have traded Jack Johnson and a conditional first round draft selection in either the 2012 or 2013 NHL Entry Draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Jeff Carter.
The deal is official pending a physical .
“Jeff is a proven goal scorer in our league. He brings goal-scoring abilities, speed and at his age he is entering the prime of his career. We also like his versatility as he can play both center and wing,” said Lombardi. “We also want to wish Jack Johnson the best going forward.”
The 27-year-old Carter has scored 30-goals or more in a season three times in his career and played in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals with current King, Mike Richards as members of the Flyers.