Vancouver continues to be the busiest team at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, as the Canucks made another trade on Saturday morning, acquiring Kings forward Linden Vey in exchange for the 50th overall pick — a pick Vancouver acquired from Tampa Bay for d-man Jason Garrison on Friday.
Vey, 22, was Los Angeles’ fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft and made his NHL debut last season, recording five assists in 18 games.
The move probably isn’t one the Kings wanted to make, but had to in light of their current cap situation. The team is currently pressed right up against the $69 million cap ceiling and Vey, a pending RFA, looks to be a casualty of the team’s tight finances.
As for the 50th overall pick the Kings received, they selected OHL Kingston defenseman Roland McKeown.
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