The Los Angeles Kings announced that they signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a one-year, $650K contract.

One would assume that Kuemper will either be the full backup for Jonathan Quick or battle Jeff Zatkoff – also under contract – for occasional reps.

Kuemper essentially mixed solid and bumpy seasons with Minnesota, going 41-34-14 with a .910 save percentage. His final 18 games with Minnesota were rough: 8-5-3 with a .902 save percentage.