Jeff Carter Traded To Kings As Blue Jackets Acquire Jack Johnson, First-Round Pick

It wasn't the blockbuster that everyone was waiting for, but it isn't a shocker either. The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded center Jeff Carter to the Los Angeles Kings for defensemen Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round draft pick, reports Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch via Twitter. The trade is pending a medical examination that will be performed Friday.

Cater, who was acquired in June in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers, has tallied 15 goals, 11 assists in 39 games for the last-place Jackets. The Kings gain a much needed goal scorer, though, some fans were hoping that Columbus' Rick Nash, who's also on the trading block, was going to be the man headed West.

The Jackets acquire Johnson, who has played the last four seasons for the Kings after being the No. 3-overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Last season, Johnson netted just five goals but dished out 37 apples and is considered one of the better young defenders in the league.

For more on the Columbus Blue Jackets, go to The Cannon. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NHL hub at SBNation.com/NHL.

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