The Edmonton Oilers have acquired right wing Joffrey Lupul and defenseman Ladislav Smid from the Anaheim Ducks, along with Anaheim’s first-round draft choice in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, a conditional first-round draft choice and their second-round draft choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for defenseman Chris Pronger.
Smid, the ninth overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, played his first season in North America with the AHL’s Portland Pirates in 2005-06.
The 20-year-old native of Frydlant, Czech Republic, was one of the league’s top rookie defensemen, tallying 25 assists, 28 points and a plus-14 rating in 71 games for the Atlantic Division champions.
Smid added an assist in 16 Calder Cup Playoff matches with Portland.
Lupul, the seventh overall draft pick in 2002, just completed his third professional season, posting NHL career-highs with 28 goals and 53 points for the Ducks. The 22-year-old Edmonton native recorded 30 goals and 26 assists for 56 points in 65 AHL games with Cincinnati in 2004-05.