Kings acquire Olli Maatta from Chicago

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The LA Kings acquired defenseman Olli Maatta from the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Brad Morrison.

Maatta had four goals, 17 points, 110 blocks and 119 hits in 65 games last season for the Blackhawks.

“Olli is a well-rounded player who will fit well with our group of defensemen,” said Kings general manager Rob Blake.

“He is a young player that already has a lot of valuable NHL experience, including a pair of Stanley Cups, and we look forward to having him join our organization.”

Chicago will payout $750,108 of his $4,083,333 contract for the remainder of his two seasons under his current contract.

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