Tampa Bay Lightning Trade Backup G Peter Budaj To Kings

(Via Tampa Bay Lightning Communications) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Andy Andreoff from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for goaltender Peter Budaj, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Andreoff, 27, appeared in 45 games with the Kings during the 2017-18 season, posting three goals and nine points to go along with 50 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound forward set career highs for assists (six), shots on goal (47) and game-winning goals (two) last season. Andreoff has skated in 159 career NHL games, all with the Kings, posting 13 goals and 24 points to go along with 214 penalty minutes.

The Pickering, Ontario native has also played in 157 career American Hockey League games, all with Manchester over four seasons, recording 30 goals and 72 points to go along with 259 penalty minutes. Andreoff last played in the AHL during the 2014-15 season when he posted five goals and 10 points in seven games with the Monarchs.

Andreoff was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round, 180th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft.

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