Player News - Kings

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Anze Kopitar has been selected as a finalist for the Selke Trophy.

Kopitar has also been nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. He had a good season from an analytics perspective, but he also had a minus-two rating. His faceoff percentage of 52.6 is good, but pales in comparison to what fellow nominees Patrice Bergeron and Jonathan Toews accomplished on the draw. Kopitar had a great season defensively, but he probably won't win the Selke.
Apr 22 - 7:22 PM

Anze Kopitar is one of the three finalists for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

The award honors a combination of sportsmanship and great play, which typically translates to a lot of points and few penalty minutes. Kopitar had 16 goals and 64 points while recording just 10 penalty minutes. He's up against Pavel Datsyuk and Jiri Hudler for the award.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 21 - 7:18 PM

Jarret Stoll has been released from jail on a $5,000 bond.

Stoll was arrested in Las Vegas for a felony drug charge. More specifically, he's being accused of having possessed cocaine. He's expected to appear in court in a matter of weeks, although the exact date isn't known yet. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Apr 20 - 9:38 AM

The LA Kings have sent Nick Shore back to the AHL to join the Manchester Monarchs.

Shore was only able to put up seven points during the first 34 games of his NHL career with the Kings. However he's posted 34 goals and 80 points over 117 games with the Monarchs the last two regular season, including a career best of 20 goals and 42 points in just 38 games.
Apr 19 - 7:16 PM

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been arrested in Las Vegas for possession of cocaine.

TSN.ca is reporting that the Las Vegas police department confirmed the arrest to the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas. Stoll is expected to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and this will certainly put a damper on his attempt to sign back with the Kings or with a new NHL team. Stay tuned.
Source: TSN.ca
Apr 18 - 1:11 AM

Brian O'Neill won the AHL's Les Cunningham Award, which goes to the league's most valuable player.

O'Neill has 22 goals and 78 points in 69 games with the AHL Manchester Monarchs this season. Although he was never drafted, O'Neill made the jump to the AHL in 2011-12 after a successful four-year run with Yale University. This was by far his best season in the minors, but given that he'll turn 27 in June, it's unlikely that he'll be able to establish himself as a regular in the NHL.
Source: AHL.com
Apr 17 - 5:15 PM

Adrian Kempe has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

In 95 games over the past two seasons with Modo of the SHL, he registered 10 goals and 28 points. Kempe was chosen with the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Kings.
Apr 15 - 5:04 PM

Adrian Kempe will play for the AHL Manchester Monarchs on an amateur tryout agreement.

Kempe spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Swedish Hockey League's MODO, scoring five goals and 17 points in 50 contests. He was taken with the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Look for the Kings to ink him to an entry-level contract over the summer and for Kempe to open up the 2015-16 campaign in the AHL.
Apr 15 - 9:28 AM

Anze Kopitar will play for his native Slovenia at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

Kopitar's options in this respect are somewhat limited considering his father coaches the team. The Kings forward will be seeking retribution for a dismal regular season.
Apr 14 - 9:39 PM

Jake Muzzin will join Team Canada for the first time in his career for May's World Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic.

The 26 year old Muzzin is coming off a career year, posting 10 goals and 41 points while skating 22:42 over 76 games for the LA Kings this season.
Apr 14 - 8:55 PM

Martin Jones has received his first career call to Team Canada for May's World Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic.

Jones, who has served as the LA Kings' understudy to starter Jonathan Quick, has seen just 34 games over his first two seasons. Jones has compiled a 16-11-2 record with an astounding seven shutouts with 62 goals against. He is expected to share the crease with Arizona Coyotes' starter Mike Smith.
Apr 14 - 8:50 PM

Alex Lintuniemi has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Lintuniemi was taken with the 60th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had seven goals and 36 points in 58 OHL contests in 2014-15.
Apr 14 - 11:13 AM

The trial for Slava Voynov is now slated to begin on July 6.

Voynov is charged with domestic violence and if he is found guilty, the maximum sentence is nine years. Voynov is also recovering from an Achilles tendon tear that required surgery. His future in the NHL is up in the air at this time.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 13 - 8:16 AM

Andrej Sekera would not have been able to play in the playoffs had the Kings advanced because of torn ligaments in his knee.

Sekera will not require surgery but will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, if the Kings do not sign him. He will require a lengthy rehab on the knee but should be fine for the start of training camp in September.
Apr 13 - 8:12 AM

GM Dean Lombardi disputed some of the facts that the New York Post ran on the weekend when they stated that the Kings players locked coach Darryl Sutter out of the locker room.

Lombardi said that it happened in Tampa Bay on Feb. 7 not in the last two weeks of the season on the road. It also happened during an eight-game winning streak according to Lombardi so the transgression did not bother him.
Apr 13 - 8:07 AM


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