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Spokane Chiefs trade Riley McKay, acquire Michael King in separate deals

The Spokane Chiefs spent Thursday tinkering with their Western Hockey League lineup.

The Chiefs made two deals, acquiring forward Michael King from the Kootenay Ice and trading forward Riley McKay to the Saskatoon Blades.

The Chiefs gave Kootenay a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft in the King deal. Saskatoon gave Spokane a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft and a seventh-rounder in the 2020 draft in exchange for McKay.

King, an 18-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba, totaled eight goals and seven assists in 56 games with the Ice last season.

King was selected in the seventh round of the 2015 draft. He picked up two goals and nine points in 66 games as a 16-year-old rookie in 2016-17.

McKay, 19, from Swan River, Manitoba, played 113 games over two seasons with the Chiefs, totaling seven goals and 15 assists.

He led Spokane in penalty minutes in the last two seasons.