BLOG: Oilers acquire Ben Scrivens from LA

Wednesday, 01.15.2014 / 1:16 PM MT
By Marc Ciampa - / Inside the Oilers
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The Oilers have acquired goaltender Ben Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a third-round pick. Oilers official press release:

General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Ben Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings, in exchange for a 3rd round draft selection in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Scrivens, 27, has appeared in 19 games for the Los Angeles Kings this season, posting a 7-5-4 record, .931 save percentage, 1.97 goals against average, and three shutouts.

The 6’2”, 193-pound netminder has compiled a record of 18-19-6 in 51 career NHL games. He has registered a .917 save percentage, 2.54 goals against average, and five career shutouts.

The Spruce Grove, Alberta native spent the past three seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, splitting time with the Toronto Maple Leafs and their affiliate Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League and the ECHL’s Reading Royals.

Scrivens was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2010, after spending four seasons with Cornell University of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.