Player News - Kings

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The Los Angeles Kings will honor Rob Blake Saturday, January 17th by retiring his No. 4 jersey.

The ceremony will take place prior to a game against the Anaheim Ducks. He will join Luc Robitaille, Wayne Gretzky, Dave Taylor, Marcel Dionne and Rogie Vachon in the STAPLES Center rafters. Blake will also be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.
Aug 11 - 3:42 PM

Jordan Nolan is likely to find himself in a battle for a position on the fourth line for the Kings in training camp this season.

Nolan played an energy role for Los Angeles last season and amassed 10 points to go along with 54 penalty minutes in 64 contests. If he manages to carve out a role for the 2014-15 Kings it will likely be similar to that of last year, which would involve limited ice time and therefore minimal fantasy value.
Aug 10 - 3:59 PM

According to Kings forward Dustin Brown, goaltender Jonathan Quick is the "best goalie in the world".

It's no surprise that people associated with the Kings feel this way, as Quick has twice experienced fantastic postseason runs and carried Los Angeles to a Stanley Cup. Rogie Vachon echoes Brown's statements, calling Quick "phenomenal". With nine years remaining on a 10-year, $58 million contract, Quick should be a mainstay in the Los Angeles crease for a very long time.
Aug 9 - 9:09 PM

Youngster Tanner Pearson will likely enter training camp with a chance to secure a role on the Kings second line.

Pearson filled that second line role during the Kings playoff run this summer and showed some definite chemistry with sniper Jeff Carter in the process. Despite failing to impress with just seven points in 25 regular season contests, he elevated his game in the postseason and notched 12 points in 24 games. Both he and fellow youngster Tyler Toffoli should be popular sleeper selections in drafts this fall.
Aug 9 - 9:39 AM

Nikolay Prokhorkin will be staying in the KHL for another season.

He has one-year deal with CSKA Moscow and he said that the Kings haven't given him any guarantee that he'd play in the NHL. Prokhorkin, who was chosen in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, generated 19 goals and 37 points in 52 games with CSKA last season.
Aug 8 - 1:21 PM

It's looking ever more likely that the Kings and Sharks will play an outdoor game on February 21, 2015.

Rumors of an outdoor contest between the two teams have been circling for some time, but a potential leak of information on Ticketmaster Sunday has social media abuzz with the possibility their February 21, 2015 game will take place at new Levi's Stadium. The new venue was officially opened Saturday for an MLS contest between the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders and would appear to be everything the NHL is looking for in a venue for this type of event.
Aug 3 - 2:48 PM

Goaltender Martin Jones possesses a perfect track record in shootouts so far in his young career.

The Kings backup netminder has stopped all 12 shootout attempts he has faced thus far in his time in the NHL, a mark that's certain to change. Marc-Andre Fleury of the Penguins actually holds the best current shootout stats in the league, having blocked 78.7 percent of opponent's attempts (59/75) over the past three seasons. For reference, Los Angeles keeper Jonathan Quick has blocked 65 of 97 attempts (67 percent) over that same span.
Aug 3 - 10:06 AM

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


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