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Bruins Trade Allison to Kings

October 24, 2001

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BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Bruins traded Jason Allison, their leading scorer last season, to the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, ending the center’s bitter holdout.

Bryant McBride, Allison’s agent, confirmed the trade but would not give details.

The Bruins did not immediately return a call for comment.

A report on the Toronto-based Web site, Sportsnet.ca, cited unidentified sources as saying Allison was traded for center Jozef Stumpel and right wing Glen Murray, both former Bruins.

The report said Allison signed a three-year deal worth $20 million with Los Angeles, earning $5.5 million this season, $6.5 million next season and $8 million in the final year of the deal.

Allison, 26, led the Bruins with 95 points last season, including 36 goals, and was fourth in the NHL in scoring.

But he broke off contract negotiations in September and said he’d never play for Boston again after the team refused to give him what he believed was his market value. In October, the team reportedly offered $4.5 million annually.

Bruins general manager Mike O’Connell has said Allison was asking for more than he was worth.

Stumpel, 28, began his career with Boston, and had a team-high 76 points during the 1996-1997 season before the Bruins traded him to the Kings. He had 16 goals and 39 assists for Los Angeles last season.

Murray, 27, was traded from Boston to Pittsburgh after the 1995-1996 season after playing parts of four seasons with the Bruins. He was traded to the Kings in 1996, and in the 1999-2000 season posted a career-high 62 points (29 goals, 33 assists).

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