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Anze Kopitar in Early Stages of Contract Negotiation
July 6th, 2015 at 1:14 PM
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar is “in the early stages of negotiations for what will probably be a lengthy contract extension,” per the Los Angeles Times. If Kopitar re-signs, it’ll be another long-term contract on the books for the Kings. The club currently has seven players locked up through at...

Jamie McBain, One More Year in Los Angeles
July 6th, 2015 at 12:47 PM
Jamie McBain, the unrestricted free agent of the Los Angeles Kings came to terms on a one year, two-way contract (NHL and AHL) with the Kings worth $600,000. In the American Hockey League, McBain will earn $300,000. McBain, 27, recorded three goals, nine points, and a plus-4 rating in 26 games...

Kings Defenseman Slava Voynov Pleads No Contest
July 3rd, 2015 at 2:17 AM
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded no contest Thursday to a domestic violence charge, earning him 90 days in jail and three years of probation. Torrance Superior Court Judge Eric Taylor accepted the plea, which is treated the same as a guilty plea. Additionally, Voynov must complete a 52-session domestic...

Justin Williams on the Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals
July 2nd, 2015 at 4:14 PM
The 2014 Conn Smythe trophy winner and three time Stanley Cup champion, Los Angeles Kings, Justin Williams became a free agent on July 1 and signed with the Washington Capitals. Williams was exploring unrestricted free agency for the first time, calling the process stressful and after speaking to well-respected Capitals head...

Justin Williams to the Washington Capitals
July 1st, 2015 at 9:02 PM
The 2014 Conn Smythe trophy winner and three time Stanley Cup champion, forward Justin Williams has signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Washington Capitals, TSN reported Wednesday. Williams, 33, scored 18 goals and had 41 points in 81 games for the Los Angeles Kings last season. He was traded to...

Two Years for Kevin Gravel of the AHL
July 1st, 2015 at 6:30 PM
The Los Angeles Kings have signed prospect defenseman Kevin Gravel for two years. Per the Kings: The 23-year-old Gravel (born on March 6, 1992) is a 6-4, 204-pound native of Kingsford, Mich., who appeared in 58 regular season games last year in his first full professional season with Manchester. He posted 15...

Slava Voynov Case May End in a Deal
July 1st, 2015 at 5:35 PM
After a long meeting with a prosecutor and attorneys for Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, a Torrance judge handling the alleged domestic violence case suggested Tuesday that a deal might be in the works. The trial is slated to start July 8. Judge Eric Taylor met with defense attorneys...

Jhonas Enroth to the Los Angeles Kings
July 1st, 2015 at 11:01 AM
The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms with goaltender Jhonas Enroth on a one-year, $1.25 million contract, on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** The 27-year-old Enroth (born on June 25, 1988) is a 5-10, 166-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, who appeared in 50 regular-season games last season between the Dallas Stars and Buffalo Sabres, posting...

Los Angeles Kings: Unrestricted and Restricted Free Agents
July 1st, 2015 at 10:23 AM
The following information is courtesy of the NHL Network as we follow NHL free agency day. The players listed below have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by...

Andrej Sekera to the Edmonton Oilers
July 1st, 2015 at 10:11 AM
The Edmonton Oilers have signed Los Angeles Kings unrestricted free agent Andrej Sekera to a six-year, $33 million deal according to multiple reports. The Kings acquired Sekera before the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline for a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and defense prospect Roland McKeown. Sekera, who turned 29 in...

Martin Jones to the San Jose Sharks
June 30th, 2015 at 10:48 AM
The San Jose Sharks acquired goaltender Martin Jones from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday for forward prospect Sean Kuraly and the a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The deal is for $9 million, three years. "Martin was at the top of our list of players that we had...

Los Angeles Kings Terminate Mike Richards’ Contract
June 30th, 2015 at 12:45 AM
The Los Angeles Kings announced on Monday that they have terminated the contract of center Mike Richards, citing "a material breach" by the player. The Kings put Richards on unconditional waivers Sunday. He cleared them Monday morning, and a regular buyout was expected. With the termination he is slated to become...

Mike Richards Placed on Waivers, Expected to Be Bought Out
June 28th, 2015 at 12:33 PM
Via several reports this morning, Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards has been placed on waivers. This is expected to begin the process of buying out the 30-year old's contract. Richards has five years remaining on his 12-year, $69 million contract that he signed when he was the captain of the...

Los Angeles Kings Make Six Total Selections at 2015 NHL Draft
June 27th, 2015 at 10:26 PM
The Los Angeles Kings originally had eight selections for the 2015 NHL Draft but left with a total of six selections from BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Kings opened the 2015 NHL Draft on Friday, trading their first round selection (13th overall) along with goaltender Martin Jones and defenseman...

Board of Governors Approves Start of the NHL’s Expansion Process
June 26th, 2015 at 6:40 PM
The NHL Board of Governors has approved for the League to begin accepting applications as part of a formal expansion process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday in Las Vegas. "The Board ultimately will determine whether or not there is any interest in expanding," Commissioner Bettman said in a news conference at...

Martin Jones Traded to the Boston Bruins
June 26th, 2015 at 6:18 PM
Earlier today the Los Angeles Kings acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones, defenseman Colin Miller and the 13th overall selection in tonight’s NHL Draft. Jones, 25, was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on October 2, 2008. He has appeared...

Milan Lucic is Now a Los Angeles King
June 26th, 2015 at 5:48 PM
The Los Angeles Kings wasted no time in Florida making their first trade. They have acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones, defenseman Colin Miller and the 13th overall selection in tonight’s NHL Draft. "I'm thrilled. Gives me another chance to win a cup." Lucic...

Jarret Stoll Felony Charge Has Been Dismissed
June 25th, 2015 at 12:56 PM
Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll’s felony charge has been dismissed. He is now being charged with two misdemeanor counts. The felony charge was dismissed in a plea deal with prosecutors, where Stoll pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors; one provoking commission of breach of peace and two for trespass. Stoll...

Los Angeles Kings Release 2015-16 Season Schedule
June 25th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
The Los Angeles Kings and National Hockey League today announced the club’s entire 82-game 2015-16 regular season schedule. Last week the Kings released their 2015 Preseason Schedule. Training Camp is slated to open on September 18 at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. The Kings, open the...

Drew Doughty Finishes as Runner up for Norris Trophy
June 25th, 2015 at 1:59 AM
“It would mean a lot,’ said Drew Doughty prior to the NHL Awards on Wednesday about winning the Norris Trophy. “I take a lot of pride and try to be the best defenseman on the ice every night. To get recognized for that as a nominee is huge. Hopefully I...