Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar was today nominated for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, and the other finalists this year are Patrice Bergeron (Bruins) and Ryan Kesler (Ducks).
After 15 seasons in the NHL and two Stanley Cups, the Florida Panthers captain Willie Mitchell may have to hang up his skates for good. When the team went to gather their final things before the offseason started Mitchell was not present after sitting out the final 42 games of the regular season and all six games in the postseason.
The Los Angeles Kings season ended with a more disappointing outlook after the team accomplished a franchise-record 48 regular season wins, followed by only one postseason victory. On Sunday, the team held exit meetings and some of the players who have been around for the team’s success of two Stanley Cups in three seasons, reflected on what happened.
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was today nominated for the Vezina Trophy. The other finalists this year are Ben Bishop (Lightning) and Braden Holtby (Capitals).
In 16 total games, Jhonas Enroth went 7-5-1 with two shutouts, a 2.17 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. Enroth said that he hopes and expects that next year he will “just be a bigger part of a team, I guess, trying to play more games.”
Vincent Lecavalier hasn’t formally filed paperwork to do so, but says his plan is still to retire. He finishes his career with a Stanley Cup, four All-Star nods and a Maurice Richard Trophy.
Milan Lucic wants to sign an extension to continue his career in Los Angeles. He said he is not interested in hitting the market to see what else is out there, because he wants to be in Los Angeles.
The Kings assigned defenseman Kevin Gravel to the Ontario Reign of the AHL. He appeared in five games this season with the Kings.
The Los Angeles Kings season ended with a 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks in their first-round playoff series. The Sharks won the best-of-seven series 4-1 and finished the season with a perfect 5-0-0 record against the Kings at STAPLES Center.
The Los Angeles Kings lost 3-2 in Game Four of their Western Conference First Round series to the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Wednesday. Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau scored power-play goals to help the Sharks skate off with a victory.