Player News - Kings

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Dwight King's new deal with the Los Angeles Kings is worth $5.85 million.

In other words, King will come with a $1.95 million annual cap hit, which is a substantial increase from his previous annual salary of $750,000. The Kings don't have any restricted free agents left to sign and while they're close to the cap, they should be fine in that regard.
Jul 30 - 3:01 PM

Dwight King has agreed to a three-year contract extension with Los Angeles.

The financial terms of the deal aren't known. King and the Kings were set to meet with an arbitrator on August 1, but that's now unnecessary. He had 15 goals and 30 points in 77 contests in 2013-14.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 30 - 12:19 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have signed Jean-Francois Berube to a two-year contract.

Berube had a 2.37 GAA and .913 save percentage in 48 AHL games last season. The 23-year-old netminder is expected to start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.
Jul 15 - 9:09 PM

Andy Andreoff has inked a one-year extension with Los Angeles.

Andreoff had 35 points and 133 penalty minutes in 76 AHL games in 2013-14. He's not likely to make the Kings' opening game roster.
Jul 15 - 9:19 AM

Brayden McNabb has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

McNabb will come with a $650,000 annual cap hit, according to cap geek. With Willie Mitchell gone, it looks like McNabb has a fair shot at taking his roster spot.
Jul 15 - 9:18 AM

Dwight King's arbitration date in scheduled for August 1.

That gives the Kings and King some breathing room as his arbitration date is one of the latest possible. He became a restricted free agent after completing a two-year, $1.5 million contract.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 9 - 4:22 PM

The Los Angeles Kings are pleased with the progress Valentin Zykov has made over the last season.

Zykov went from scoring 40 goals and 75 points in 67 games as a QMJHL rookie to 23 goals and 63 points in 53 contests in 2013-14. That might not seem like a step in the right direction, but Zykov has been improving defensively. He signed an entry-level contract with the Kings in May, but he's not expected to make their opening game roster in 2014.
Jul 9 - 9:47 AM

Kyle Clifford underwent wrist surgery.

The procedure was advised because of a small fracture in Clifford's wrist. This is just an FYI as Clifford is expected to make a full recovery by mid-August at the latest.
Jul 7 - 7:45 PM

Dwight King could be heading for salary arbitration with the Los Angeles Kings if the two sides cannot reach an agreement before his hearing.

Hearings will take place in Toronto from July 20 to August 4. King played for $750,000 over the past two seasons. He had 15 goals and 30 points in 77 games last year. He chipped in another 11 points in 26 playoff contests.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 5:51 PM

Adam Cracknell has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

He plays a "heavy" game which will fit in nicely with the Kings if he can earn a spot on their roster. He skated in 19 games with the Blues last season, while recording 33 hits and two assists.
Jul 1 - 4:33 PM

David Van der Gulik has inked a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Van der Gulik had two goals and 13 points in 48 career NHL games. The 31-year-old is likely to spend the vast majority of the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.
Jul 1 - 4:26 PM

Jeff Schultz's two-year deal with the Kings is worth $1.7 million.

It's a one-way deal, although so was Schultz's last contract and that didn't stop Los Angeles from burying him in the minors for most of the 2013-14 campaign. At best, Schultz will be a seventh defenseman with the Kings at the start of the season.
Jul 1 - 10:13 AM

The Kings have re-signed defenseman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract.

Schultz got some action with the Kings due to injuries in the postseason, but he spent the better part of the year with Manchester of the AHL. He carries no fantasy value and is nothing more than a depth player for Los Angeles.
Jun 30 - 9:27 PM

The Los Angeles Kings will not bring their first round pick Adrian Kempe over from Sweden this season.

We are talking about during the regular season as Kempe will likely be over for training camp. Kempe played in the Swedish Elite League last season and he will gain a lot of experience doing the same in 2014-15. He is more of a two-way player than a scorer so his fantasy value may never be high in the NHL.
Source: LAKings.com
Jun 30 - 8:12 AM

Roland McKeown was chosen by the Los Angeles Kings with the 50th overall pick in the 2014 draft.

The Kings traded Linden Vey to Vancouver to acquire the selection. McKeown is considered the best pure skater among blueliners, and he is blessed with an exceptional hockey IQ. He has an NHL-ready body with the hockey smarts and anticipation to allow him to be effective in all areas of the game, including the power play and penalty kill. He understands his responsibilities and makes the simple play. While he is athletic with great tools, he hasn’t yet asserted himself as an offensive force. His speed enables him to break up plays on the defensive side, an area he’s improved in. Although McKeown isn’t overly physical, he isn’t afraid to push guys away. He does need to work on his pinching reads, which should come with experience. He is among the safer bets to become a steady NHL defenseman, which probably contributed to the Kings' willingness to move up to get him.
Jun 28 - 12:16 PM


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