St. Louis Blues trade Brandon Pirri to Florida for Ryan Ellis

The St. Lucie Kings acquired defenseman Brandon Pirrie from the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Ryan Ellis and a conditional fourth-round pick, according to a league source.

The trade came at the end of a trade that sent forward Justin Dowling to the Edmonton Oilers.

The Kings acquired Ellis, a 24-year-old who played six games with the team in the AHL last season, in exchange for defenseman Ryan Ellis, who spent the season with St. Joseph’s.

Ellis was a third-round draft pick by the Kings in 2015.

The deal was announced Tuesday.

St. Lucia has four defenseman prospects in the pipeline, including defenseman Josh Martin, who will likely make his NHL debut this season.