The Kings traded Cammalleri to the Edmonton Oilers for another veteran, Jussi Jokinen, before their Tuesday game against the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center. He has totaled a mere point in 14 games this season, by way of an assist, and has struggled to contribute while on the Oilers' fourth line.
To obtain Cammalleri, the Oilers gave up forward Jussi Jokinen, whom they signed as a free agent just this summer.
The 35-year-old Richmond Hill native signed a one-year deal with the Kings in the off-season, the club that drafted him in the second round (49th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
He was returning to his roots by joining the Kings, after spending the first five seasons of his career in Los Angeles.
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The trio remains in China, even as the rest of the UCLA men's basketball team traveled back to the United States on Saturday. The players landed at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from Shanghai Tuesday evening, their heads down.
While the Kings have started the season off well, the Oilers have found much less success after a breakout 2016-17 season that saw the Oilers make it to the second-round of the postseason. His most productive season came in 2008-2009 when he scored 39 goals and 82 points with the Calgary Flames.
The 34-year-old has spent time with Dallas, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Pittsburgh in his career, with 547 points in 905 National Hockey League games. Set to join his seventh team, Jokinen is still looking for his first Stanley Cup victory of his career.
That homecoming lasted six weeks into the season.