Finally in 1983-84 Currie played a full season in the NHL, scoring 36 points. The next season was a disappointment, with only 6 points in 44 games. The Capitals traded him to the Los Angeles Kings for Daryl Evans in 1985.
He missed most of the 1985-86 season recovering from a back injury. Unable to crack the Kings' lineup, Currie played for the New Haven Nighthawks and retired in 1988.