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Flyers trade Mike Richards to Kings

Updated: June 23, 2011, 10:11 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Philadelphia Flyers traded captain Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

The Flyers will receive prized prospect Brayden Schenn, winger Wayne Simmonds and an undisclosed draft pick.

"We felt at this stage of the franchise it was time to make a significant move for an impact player," Kings GM Dean Lombardi said in a statement. "Mike Richards is not only one of the top players in the league, he's also universally recognized as one of the finer leaders ...

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