The 10th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, defenseman Keaton Ellerby, 24, has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth-round pick in 2013. The selection was acquired by the Kings in a previous deal with the New Jersey Devils for Andrei Loktionov.
In nine games this season with the Panthers, Ellerby led Florida in penalty minutes with 36, had no points, posted a minus-two rating and averaged 15:11 minutes of ice time per game. The 6-4" 190lb blue-liner is slated to become a restricted free agent after the season.
So, who benefits the most by this? Tyson Strachan has obviously earned a more secure spot among Florida's defensive regulars in recent days.