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Canucks acquire Brent Sopel from the LA Kings in exchange for a 2nd and 4th round pick

Monday, 26.02.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Canucks acquire Brent Sopel from the LA Kings in exchange for a 2nd and 4th round pick
 Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that defenceman Brent Sopel has been acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a second round pick in 2007 or 2008 and a fourth round pick in 2008.

Sopel, 30, has played 44 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season recording 23 points (4-19-23) and 14 penalty minutes. Over a nine season NHL career, Sopel has played 414 games recording 176 points (38-138-176) and 213 penalty minutes. The veteran defenceman returns to the Vancouver Canucks where he played six seasons from 1998-99 to 2003-04. During his time with the Canucks, Sopel played 302 games and notched 125 points (32-93-125) and 129 penalty minutes.

Sopel has made 31 postseason appearances all while playing as a Vancouver Canuck. The blueliner has 11 points (2-9-11) and eight penalty minutes in 31 playoff games.

The 6-foot-2, 205 pound native of Calgary, Alberta was originally selected by Vancouver in the 6th round, 144th overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.



CAREER STATS
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Club Lea. GP G A P PIM GP G A P PIM
1995-96 Syracuse Crunch AHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Swift Current Broncos WHL 62 15 41 56 109 10 5 11 16 32
1996-97 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 76 10 33 43 70 5 0 7 7 12
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 5 1 0 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Syracuse Crunch AHL 53 10 21 31 59 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 6 25 31 67 4 0 2 2 8
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 18 2 4 6 12 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Kansas-City Blades IHL 4 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 52 4 10 14 10 4 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 66 8 17 25 44 6 0 2 2 2
2002-03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 81 7 30 37 23 14 2 6 8 4
2003-04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 10 32 42 36 7 0 1 1 0
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 57 2 25 27 64 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 11 0 1 1 6 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 4 19 23 14 -- -- -- -- --
NHL TOTALS 414 238 138 176 213 31 2 9 11 8