It seemed inevitable that the Minnesota Wild were going to have to trade Kevin Fiala this offseason.
On Wednesday, they did.
The Wild sent Fiala, a restricted free agent, to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the Kings’ first-round draft pick in 2022 (No. 19 overall) and defense prospect Brock Faber.
Faber, currently the captain at the University of Minnesota, was a second-round pick (No. 45 overall) by the Kings in the 2020 NHL draft.
The Kings are also reportedly signing Fiala to a long-term contract extension as part of the deal. According to Elliotte Friedman, that contract will be a seven-year deal worth $7.9 million per season.