Kings Rumors & News

  • Torrey Mitchell traded to Los Angeles Kings "The Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday afternoon in exchange for a fifth-round conditional pick in 2018. With respect to the condition, if the Kings make the playoffs then the Canadiens receive their own fourth-round pick in 2018 back - which was..." November 23

  • Brown making the most of chance to be core piece again for Kings "Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown didn't get his groove back overnight. It only seemed that way. Brown will tell you that his first inkling that things could be different this season came in the summer when he met with John Stevens, who had been promoted from assistant to coach,..." November 18

  • Oilers acquire Cammalleri from Kings for Jokinen

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Mike Cammalleri from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jussi Jokinen. Cammalleri has three goals and seven points in 15 games this season, his second stint with the Kings after signing a one-year contract with the team on July 1. Jokinen has just one..." November 14

  • Peter Budaj excited to face former team, the Kings

    Tampa Bay Times "For Lightning veteran backup Peter Budaj, tonight's expected start in Los Angeles is something special. Had it not been for the Kings, Budaj, 35, may not still be in the league. Two years ago, Budaj thought his pro career might have been over, having lost all 15 starts for Winnipeg's AHL..." November 09

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Kings’ decision to make Dustin Brown ‘important guy’ paying off

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the better part of the last decade, the Los Angeles Kings have been known for their defensive style of play. That’s the way former head coach Darryl Sutter liked to run things. Now, under new head coach John Stevens, things have changed quite a bit. The team still prides itself on playing good..." October 27

  • Confusion reigns after Jonathan Quick concussion protocol episode

    Pro Hockey Talk "The end of the first period in Monday’s Maple Leafs-Kings game brought us a big moment of confusion involving LA goaltender Jonathan Quick. With three minutes to play, Quick took a blow to the head during a scramble in front of his net. He fell backwards into his crease, and grabbed at his..." October 24

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Kings sign Laich to two-way deal

    TSN "The Los Angeles Kings have signed veteran forward Brooks Laich to a two-way deal for the league minimum, confirms TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. McKenzie says the Laich deal was in place before forward Jeff Carter went down with an injury Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens...." October 19

  • Kings F Carter out indefinitely after surgery

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings centre Jeff Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a laceration on his left leg. The two-time All-Star was injured late in the first period of his team's 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. Carter left the ice after being hit into the..." October 19

  • Los Angeles Could Make Defensemen Available During Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The less talked about part of TSN’s “Insider Trading” segment last night was when Pierre LeBrun mentioned that the Los Angeles Kings could decide to make either Jake Muzzin or Alec Martinez available later in the year to boost their scoring. While it does seem like speculation at this point on the..." October 18

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Kings release journeyman Chris Lee from PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "It would’ve made for an amazing story — Chris Lee, playing his first NHL game, at the age of 37 after successfully making the L.A. Kings on a professional tryout. However, according to John Hoven of, the Kings have released Lee from his PTO. The news comes just days before his..." September 30

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Kevin Gravel makes L.A. Kings’ roster decisions difficult

    L.A. Daily News "What does Kevin Gravel admire most about the Kings’ defenseman who comprise one of the NHL’s stingiest units? “Whether they have a good game or a bad game, they move on and forget about it,” he said. “They always keep an even keel.” The current circumstances for this young Kings defenseman..." September 22

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Doughty on potentially leaving Kings: ‘I just want to win Cups’

    Sportsnet "Drew Doughty has snagged two Stanley Cups and one Norris Trophy, establishing himself as one of the names undoubtedly in the mix for the best defender in the game through nine seasons in Los Angeles. But it seems the memories of that successful near-decade run might not be enough to keep..." September 09

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Kings’ first-round pick Vilardi to miss training camp with back sprain

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gabriel Vilardi will be sidelined for both L.A. Kings rookie camp and training camp due to a back sprain — an injury that flared up during the summer, said general manager Rob Blake in a statement. The team announced the injury Thursday, one day before the start of rookie camp. The Kings..." September 07

  • Brooks Laich to attend Los Angeles Kings camp on PTO

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It looked as if Brooks Laich's career may be coming to an end last season. Stuck in the AHL, Laich expressed his desire to "pursue a Stanley Cup somewhere else." The Toronto Maple Leafs placed him on waivers allowing other teams to claim him, but there were no takers. Finally, his season came to..." September 06

  • Chris Lee earns PTO with L.A. after world championship showing

    Sportsnet "After earning the distinction of being the only non-NHLer to crack Canada’s 2017 world championship roster, veteran defenceman Chris Lee will get a shot at joining the big leagues. The 36-year-old Georgian Bay, Ont., native, who’s suited up for the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk the past four..." August 27

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Gaborik unlikely to be ready for start of training camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "Marian Gaborik‘s recovery from a non-surgical procedure to address his “chronic” knee issue will likely bleed into training camp. “He’s progressing pretty well from the summer,” Kings GM Rob Blake told LA Kings Insider. “He still has some difficulty with some of the lifts and the strength...." August 21

  • Kings say Jagr isn't a 'fit' despite need for offense "Forward Jaromir Jagr is not among the remedies the Los Angeles Kings are looking at to solve their scoring concerns. Jagr, an unrestricted free agent, has 1,914 points (765 goals, 1,149 assists) in his NHL career, second to Wayne Gretzky (2,857). The 45-year-old had 46 points (16 goals, 30..." August 20

  • Marian Gaborik Has “Non-Surgical Procedure” On Knee

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the Los Angeles Kings’ state of the franchise event yesterday, GM Rob Blake revealed to season ticket holders and media that Marian Gaborik had undergone a “non-surgical” procedure and is still unlikely for camp. That news comes from Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period and the NHL Network,..." August 18

  • Matt Greene joins Kings as pro scout

    CBS Sports "Greene will join the Los Angeles organization as a member of the scouting department -- ending his 12-year professional career, LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen reports. After three years with Edmonton, Greene spent nine seasons with the Kings -- racking up a total of 615 NHL games in which he..." August 14

  • Prust wants to reach milestone, make Kings roster "Brandon Prust says he's deeply appreciative of having played 486 regular-season games for five teams since entering the NHL in 2006-07. Now, the 33-year-old forward is set on reaching 500, with the Los Angeles Kings this season. Prust will report to Kings training camp in September on a..." August 13

  • Prust to attend Kings' training camp on PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "Back in June, veteran forward Brandon Prust said he wanted to return to the NHL. Now, he’ll get a shot. Prust will attend Los Angeles’ training camp this fall on a professional tryout, per LA Kings Insider. The deal comes after the 33-year-old spent last season with Nuermberg of the German..." August 04

  • Canada would consider Doan, Iginla for 2018 Winter Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "When discussing the construction of Canada’s possible roster heading into the 2018 Winter Olympics, Sean Burke can be almost frustratingly coy. Still, in leaving virtually every available avenue at least conceivably open, he leaves room for some fascinating scenarios. It might be tough to top..." July 26

  • Intriguing Kings prospect can score, score, score

    LA Kings Insider "There are high expectations for 20-year-old players in major junior hockey. Teams are only allowed three, which considerably whittles down a pool of players selected for a transitional season sandwiched between the late teenage years and the more clearly defined hockey-as-a-profession leap that..." July 23

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Blackhawks sign Gustafsson; Kings avoid arbitration with Gravel

    Pro Hockey Talk "A couple of 25-year-old defensemen signed contract extensions today. First in Chicago, where Erik Gustafsson has re-upped for a year. No financial details were released by the club. Gustafsson has not played for the Blackhawks since the 2015-16 season. From the press..." July 14

  • Kings' Jonny Brodzinski: Signs two-year extension with LA

    CBS Sports "Brodzinski inked a two-year, $1.3 million contract extension with the Kings on Friday. Brodzinski appeared in six games with the Kings last season, notching two assists and 17 shots on goal over that span. " July 14

  • Analyzing five potential trade destinations for Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "What are you expecting to get from Matt Duchene if you trade for him? A Calder Trophy finalist in his rookie season, Duchene’s production has been all over the map in his eight-season career. Peaking as nearly a point-per-game player in 2012-13 and 2013-14 (43 points in 47 games and 70 in 71..." July 14

  • Loktionov to attend Kings training camp on PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "Andrei Loktionov is giving it another shot in North America. The Los Angeles Kings confirmed today that Loktionov will attend training camp on a professional tryout. The 27-year-old center has been in the KHL the past three seasons. Loktionov was a fifth-round draft pick of the Kings in..." July 13

  • Los Angeles Kings add Pierre Turgeon as assistant coach

    Sportsnet "An off-season of change on the Los Angeles bench is complete after the hiring of the final assistant coach. The team announced the hiring of Pierre Turgeon Monday afternoon, the fourth and final addition as assistant coach to the Kings’ bench. He specifically is dedicated to an “offensive..." July 10

  • Jaret Anderson-Dolan of Kings working toward next step to NHL "Los Angeles Kings forward prospect Jaret Anderson-Dolan understands there are no sure things in the NHL. Anderson-Dolan knew that just because the Kings hired his Western Hockey League coach, Don Nachbaur, as an assistant, it didn't mean they'd select him in the 2017 NHL Draft. Although..." July 08

  • Kings re-sign Shore — one year, $925,000

    Pro Hockey Talk "After entrenching himself in the L.A. lineup over the last two years, Nick Shore is back for another. Shore, 24, has signed a one-year, $925,000 extension with the Kings, the club announced on Thursday. That AAV is up from the $600,000 he made on his last contract, which was a two-year..." July 06

  • Mike Cammalleri says he'll be 'effective and productive' for Kings "Forward Michael Cammalleri's NHL career came full circle Saturday when he signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings, returning to where he played from his debut in 2002 through 2007-08. Cammalleri, who has a $1 million salary plus bonuses, became an unrestricted free agent after the..." July 02

  • Quick’s new backup? Kings sign Kuemper for cheap

    Pro Hockey Talk "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..." July 02

  • Mike Cammalleri To Sign One-Year Deal With Los Angeles Kings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, the Los Angeles Kings are about to bring Mike Cammalleri home on a one-year contract. Cammalleri was of course drafted by the Kings back in 2001 and played several outstanding seasons for them before spending the last decade elsewhere. " July 01

  • LA Kings Agree to Terms with Christian Folin on 1-Year Deal "The LA Kings have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Christian Folin to a one-year contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Folin's contract has an Annual Average Value (AAV) of $850,000. The 26-year-old Folin (born Feb. 9, 1991) is a 6-3, 204-pound..." July 01