The Los Angeles Kings traded forward Kevin Westgarth to the Carolina Hurricanes today, in exchange for forward Anthony Stewart, a fourth round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, and a sixth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Stewart, a 6-3, 230-pound winger, was drafted 25th overall in 2003 by the Florida Panthers. He has played for the Panthers, Atlanta Thrashers, and Carolina Hurricanes over six NHL seasons, and posted a career high 39 points (14 goals, 25 assists) with Atlanta in 2010-11. Stewart, 28, played last season in Carolina, recording 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in 77 games played. He is the older brother of St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart.
The 28-year-old Westgarth has played in a total of 90 games over three NHL seasons, all with the Kings, and has a career total of 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists). The 6-5, 240-pound enforcer was a member of the negotiating team for the NHL players' association during the lockout.
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