Player News - Kings

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Teddy Purcell has signed a one-year deal to return to LA worth $1.6M.

Purcell began his career with the Kings, posting 25 points in 91 games from 2007-10. Last season he posted 11 points in 15 games with Florida after the trade deadline. The veteran winger will be 31-years-old in September and has been good for about a dozen goals and 35-40 points the last few seasons.
Jul 1 - 5:26 PM

Matt Greene wasn't bought out by the Los Angeles Kings.

Greene was placed on waivers and it was believed that he would then be bought out if he cleared, but that ultimately wasn't the case. Perhaps the Kings were just keeping their options open and maybe Greene still won't end up starting the 2017-18 season with the team, but either way he's a member of their organization for now.
Jul 1 - 3:54 PM

Michael Latta has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

He will make $600,000 on a one-way contract, according to a team source. Latta had six points and 50 penalty minutes in 43 games with Washington last year. He will probably be a bottom-six forward for the Kings.
Jul 1 - 2:29 PM

Jeff Zatkoff has signed a two-year contract with Los Angeles.

He will earn $900,000 per season. Zatkoff had a 4-7-1 record with Pittsburgh last season with a 2.79 GAA and a .917 save percentage. He will serve as Jonathan Quick's understudy.
Jul 1 - 1:53 PM

Zach Trotman has agreed to a one-year deal with Los Angeles.

His AAV on the contract is $650,000, according to a team source. Trotman suited up in a career high 38 games for Boston last season and he contributed seven points as well as 60 shots.
Jul 1 - 1:28 PM

Tom Gilbert has signed a one-year deal with Los Angeles worth $1.4 million.

He suited up in 45 games with Montreal last season and finished the year on the sidelines with a knee injury. Gilbert is expected to be sidelined until late August with the ailment.
Jul 1 - 1:23 PM

Dustin Brown spoke to the press on Thursday for the first time since the Kings' management stripped him of the captaincy.

"It was a tough pill to swallow. There are a lot of emotions that go through it, but at the end of the day, it was really out of my control because this is a management decision," Brown said. "Quite honest, it would’ve been a lot harder had it been my teammates doing this." Brown's production on the ice has slipped and stayed poor for the past three seasons, while new captain Anze Kopitar has proven to be one of the top centers in the league. Brown said that though he wishes he still wore the C, he thinks Kopitar will do a great job.
Source: LA Kings
Jun 30 - 7:05 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have waived Matt Greene.

That sets the stage for Matt Greene to be bought out. It will save the Kings about $1.7 million for each of the next two seasons, but then cost Los Angeles about $833K in the two campaigns that follow. Greene was limited to just three games in 2016-17.
Jun 30 - 12:52 PM

Michael Latta won't get a qualifying offer from Washington, according to his agent.

The Capitals acquired Lars Eller at the NHL Entry Draft from Montreal, so it seems like they believe Latta can be let go. He suited up in 43 games with Washington last season and he picked up seven points along with 50 penalty minutes.
Jun 27 - 4:54 PM

Maxim Kitsyn won't get a qualifying offer from Los Angeles.

Patrik Bartosak and Alex Roach won't receive qualifying offers either, so all three of them are unrestricted free agents. Kitsyn will play for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL next year after he compiled 55 points in 65 ECHL games with Manchester in 2015-16.
Jun 27 - 1:49 PM

Stars GM Jim Nill felt that goalie Jack Campbell needed a change of scenery.

"Sometimes, a change of pace in the best thing," said Nill. "Jack needs to go somewhere to get playing and get his confidence back." Campbell was selected 11th overall back in 2010, but he's failed to develop into an NHL goalie at this point. He'll likely never develop into the franchise player he was supposed to be, but he could turn out to be a decent backup goalie to Jonathan Quick.
Jun 26 - 9:15 AM

Trevor Lewis has inked a four-year deal with Los Angeles worth $8 million.

The Kings were not able to come to terms with Milan Lucic, so they turned their attention to another pending UFA in Lewis. He notched just eight goals and 16 points in 75 games last season.
Jun 25 - 2:33 PM

Kale Clague has been chosen by Los Angeles with the 51st overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Kale Clague comes into the NHL draft with far less fanfare than he entered the WHL draft, in which he was taken sixth overall. The wiry 18-year-old, 6'0" and 180 lbs has some tantalizing skills. His raw offensive skills rate nearly at elite levels, which are coupled well with his superior skating ability. Clague posted six goals and 43 points in 73 games for Brandon, with 27 points in his last 26 games. He then scored six goals and 15 points in 18 games during the playoffs as Brandon took home the WHL Cup. With an Ivan Hlinka gold to his name as well, one realizes that if his defensive game comes around and his frame fills out, Clague may end up as one of the steals of the draft as the Kings may have gotten a good one.
Jun 25 - 12:57 PM

Jack Campbell is a member of the Los Angeles Kings' organization now.

He was traded by Dallas to the Kings on Saturday for defenseman Nick Ebert. Campbell split time between the AHL and the ECHL last season. The Stars chose him 11th overall back in 2010 and he still hasn't seen any NHL playing time.
Jun 25 - 11:40 AM

Anze Kopitar is the 2016 Lady Byng Trophy winner.

The award goes to the player who "exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." What that typically translates to is a player that does very well while still being charged with very few penalties. Kopitar certainly fit that mold with his 74 points and 16 PIM in 2015-16. He's also claimed the Selke Trophy tonight.
Jun 22 - 8:51 PM


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