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            Canucks acquire Brent Sopel from the LA Kings in exchange for a 2nd and 4th round pick
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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that defenceman Brent Sopel has been acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a second round pick in 2007 or 2008 and a fourth round pick in 2008.

Sopel, 30, has played 44 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season recording 23 points (4-19-23) and 14 penalty minutes. Over a nine season NHL career, Sopel has played 414 games recording 176 points (38-138-176) and 213 penalty minutes. The veteran defenceman returns to the Vancouver Canucks where he played six seasons from 1998-99 to 2003-04. During his time with the Canucks, Sopel played 302 games and notched 125 points (32-93-125) and 129 penalty minutes.

Sopel has made 31 postseason appearances all while playing as a Vancouver Canuck. The blueliner has 11 points (2-9-11) and eight penalty minutes in 31 playoff games.

The 6-foot-2, 205 pound native of Calgary, Alberta was originally selected by Vancouver in the 6th round, 144th overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

The 5-9, 190 lbs. native of Kirkland, QC, was selected 208th overall by the Canucks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
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2007-02-27 08:46:18
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