The Kings dealt forward LInden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, the second day of the NHL draft. Vey will get a chance to play with the Canucks, who have made a number of moves the last two days, including trading center Ryan Kesler to the Ducks. Vey, 22, spent the better part of the last three seasons with the Kings’ American Hockey League club in Manchester, N.H. He had five assists in 18 games with the Kings in 2013-14, however.
In return, the Kings received a second-round pick from the Canucks (50th overall) and selected Roland McKeown, a defenseman who played with Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League. McKeown, 6-foot and 195 pounds, had 43 points (11 goals, 32 assists) in 62 games last season for the Frontenacs. He was the 27th ranked North American skater in the NHL’s Central Scouting Service’s final rankings. He also was the sixth-ranked defenseman on the final list.