Predators Trade Viktor Arvidsson To LA Kings For 2021, 2022 NHL Draft Picks

Viktor Arvidsson. Photo: Courtesy of the Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have traded forward Viktor Arvidsson to the LA Kings for their 2021 second-round pick and 2022 third-round pick, General Manager David Poile announced Thursday (July 1.)

“We want to thank Viktor for all he did to propel our organization forward during his time with the Predators,” says Poile. “His work ethic, tenacity and goal-scoring ability–as shown by his franchise single-season record of 34 goals during the 2018-19 season–made him a key part of our teams that reached the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, won the 2018 Presidents’ Trophy and earned back-to-back Central Division titles. We wish him and his family all the best moving forward in Los Angeles.”

The Swedish native was drafted by the Predators in 2014 with the 112 overall pick in the fourth round of the NHL Draft. Arvidsson played 50 games this past season, scoring 10 goals and assisting 15 to pick up 25 points. Arvidsson had a career-high 61 points in both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. He scored a career-high 34 goals in 2018-19 for the Preds.

The Predators now own eight picks, including three of the top 50 selections, in the 2021 NHL Draft. Among them are one in the first, third, fifth, and sixth rounds, and two in the second and fourth rounds. Nashville currently holds seven picks in the 2022 NHL Draft, including one in the first, second, fourth, fifth, and seventh rounds and two in the third round.

Steven Boero