Oilers re-acquire Smyth from Kings: report
Captain Canada is back in Edmonton again.
On Friday, Ryan Smyth's agent Don Meehan confirmed that the Edmonton Oilers reacquired their former longtime leader from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Gilbert Brule and a fourth-round draft pick.
Neither team has officially confirmed the trade, but Smyth had to waive his no-trade clause to OK the move.
Smyth spent just over 10 seasons with the Oilers franchise (1995-96 to 2006-07), leading them to a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2006 when they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes.
He was dealt the following year to the New York Islanders for Robert Nilsson, Ryan O'Marra and a first-round pick.
In 1,069 career games, the 35-year-old has recorded 355 goals and 405 assists for 760 points.
Brule, 24, has spent his entire three-year NHL career with the Oilers, recording 38 goals and 43 assists in 263 games. The 5'10 forward was originally drafted sixth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2005 NHL entry draft.
With files from The Canadian Press