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Blackhawks, Kings make a trade

The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenseman Cam Schillingfrom the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Michael Latta. Schilling is expected to be assigned to the Ontario Reign and Latta will report to the Rockford IceHogs.

Schilling, 28, has appeared in 40 games with Chicago’s AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, recording 17 points (7-10=17) and 18 penalty minutes. At the time of the trade, Schilling led IceHogs defensemen in goals and ranked second among defensemen in points and assists.

The 6-2, 182-pound native of Carmel, Indiana, has appeared in six NHL games over three seasons with Chicago going scoreless with four penalty minutes. He has appeared in 323 career AHL games posting 89 points (25-64=89), a plus-37 rating and 283 penalty minutes. His seven goals this season have already tied a career-high for a single season.

Latta, 25, has notched two goals and four assists along with 67 PIM in 29 games with the AHL’s Ontario Reign this season. He split the previous four seasons (2012-16) with the Hersey Bears (AHL) and Washington Capitals (NHL), skating in 113 National Hockey League games while tallying four goals and 13 helpers.

The Kitchener, Ontario native was a third-round pick (72nd overall) of the Nashville Predators in the 2009 NHL Draft, and began his professional career with the Milwaukee Admirals. Latta skated in 122 regular season games with the Admirals from 2010-13, posting 23g-30a-53pts along with 286 PIM. His AHL career includes 212 games with Milwaukee, Hersey, and Ontario with a total of 40g-67a-107pts to go with 501 PIM