Jeff Carter was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.
The Kings received a conditional third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.
The 36-year-old center has scored 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 40 games this season. He has 751 points (390 goals, 361 assists) in 1,080 regular-season games with the Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers, and 74 points (39 goals, 35 assists) in 120 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
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Carter is signed through the 2021-22 season. He won the Stanley Cup twice with Los Angeles (2012, 2014).
The Penguins (27-13-2) have won three straight games and are third in the eight-team MassMutual East Division, two points behind the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. The Kings (16-18-6) are seventh in the eight-team Honda West Division and have won three of their past 10 games. The top four teams in each of the four NHL divisions will qualify for the playoffs.