Hurricanes send Sekera to Kings for first-rounder
Carolina Hurricanes defencemen Andrej Sekera (4) celebrates his goal with teammates during NHL play against the Toronto Maple Leafs at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USA TODAY Sports)
The Los Angeles Kings acquired defenceman Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a conditional first-round draft pick and defence prospect Roland McKeown of the Kingston Frontenacs on Wednesday.
If the Kings make the playoffs, they will send this year's first-round pick to Carolina, according to Sportsnet. If they don't make the postseason this year, the Kings will owe the Hurricanes their top pick next year instead.
Sekera, 28, has 19 points (17 assists) in 57 games with the Hurricanes this season. He will be a free agent after the season.
The native of Bojnice, Slovakia, has played for the Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres during his nine-year career.
McKeown, 19, was drafted 50th overall by the Kings in 2014.