Kings acquire Richardson from Avalanche

The Los Angeles Kings, parent club of the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, acquired forward Brad Richardson from the Colorado Avalanche, parent club of the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters, in exchange for a second-round selection (61st overall) in Saturday’s NHL Entry Draft.

Richardson, 23, spent parts of the last three seasons with Colorado. Last season, he netted five points (2-3-5) and eight penalty minutes in 22 games for the Avalanche and 40 points (14-26-40) and 18 penalty minutes in 38 AHL games for Lake Erie.

Richardson led Lake Erie in points-per-game (1.05) and tied for second with 20 power play points (7-13-20).

In 136 career NHL games, all with Colorado, he’s posted 40 points (19-21-40) and 48 penalty minutes. The native of Belleville, Ont., was selected by the Avalanche in the fifth round (163rd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.