TRADE: Sharks Acquire Carl Grundstrom from Kings

The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Carl Grundstrom from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Kyle Burroughs. 

Grundstrom has been in the rumor mill for quite some time, as his placement on the Kings' depth chart notably dropped. Yet, he is now getting a much-needed fresh start with the Sharks, and he should get more opportunities because of it.

Grundstrom, 26, appeared in 50 games this past season with the Kings, where he had eight goals to go along with 12 points and an even plus minus rating. He also played in five playoff games for the Kings, where he failed to get on the scoresheet.

Grundstrom has shown in the past that he could become an impactful bottom-six scoring forward in the NHL, as he had 12 goals and 19 points in 57 games just back in 2022-23. Perhaps joining the Sharks and likely receiving bigger minutes could help him take that next step in his development. 

Burroughs, on the other hand, gives the Kings more defensive depth on their right side. He appeared in 73 games this past season with the Sharks, where he had two goals, eight points, 71 penalty minutes, and 233 hits. While he does not provide much offensively, he plays a very heavy game, which should make him a decent depth defender for the Kings.

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