Kings Rumors & News

  • Report | Los Angeles Kings interested in Joe Thornton

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Kings need to add more supplementary scoring to their lineup. Dustin Brown and Marian Gaborik, two of the team’s highest-paid players, have severely regressed in the last few seasons. They’ve also lost out on key free agents in the last few years due to cap space, most notably..." June 27

  • Erin Andrews, former NHL player Jarret Stoll get married in Montana

    Sporting News "Some congratulations are in store for Erin Andrews and Jarret Stoll. The Fox Sports reporter and the former NHL player tied the knot on Saturday in front of close family and friends, People reported. The wedding took place at sunset in Montana, Andrews' rep confirmed. Interestingly..." June 25

  • Kings sign Andreoff to two-year extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "The L.A. Kings have brought back pending restricted free agent forward Andy Andreoff. The Kings announced Saturday that they have re-signed Andreoff to a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $677,500. He appeared in only 36 games last season, spending time on injured reserve,..." June 24

  • After helping ‘change the culture,’ Greene’s Kings career ends with buyout

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings made it official on Friday and bought out the remaining years of defenseman Matt Greene‘s contract. Greene spent nine years as a member of the Kings, winning two Stanley Cups with the team in 2011-12 and 2013-14. In a statement announcing the move, team president Luc..." June 23

  • LA Kings GM Rob Blake looking for offense

    L.A. Daily News "Draft day has been about the dullest one of the year for the Kings in recent seasons. At least the opening day of the NHL’s annual stockpiling of 18-year-old prospects, anyway. After all, the Kings haven’t had a first-round pick the past two years, or three of the past four, or four of the past..." June 23

  • Jordan Nolan Inspires 2017 Nike N7 Collection

    Complex "Nike has unveiled their annual N7 collection, which raises awareness and helps strike down stereotypes about Native American culture and Aboriginal youth in North America. The 2017 collection launched today to coincide with National Aboriginal Day in Canada and is inspired by Canuck hockey star..." June 21

  • Jarome Iginla is still ‘planning to play again’ next season

    Pro Hockey Talk "After his short stint with the Los Angeles Kings, Jarome Iginla said he “definitely” wanted to keep playing, but he wasn’t sure if that would be possible. Well, a few months later, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman got in touch with Iginla, and the veteran winger told him he’s still “preparing and..." June 21

  • Kings expose Brown, Gaborik for expansion draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the first big decisions for new Kings GM Rob Blake has been made. Per Mayor’s Manor, Los Angeles opted for the eight skaters and a goalie format for its expansion protection list: Forwards Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson; defensemen Drew Doughty, Jake Muzzin,..." June 18

  • Kings don’t figure to lose a great deal in the NHL’s expansion draft

    Orange County Register "The Vegas Golden Knights will select one player from each of the NHL’s other 30 teams Wednesday in the expansion draft, leaving the Kings’ new management team perhaps wondering, “Only one? You sure you don’t want to take three or four or five of ours?” The Kings have many fine players worth..." June 17

  • Doughty: Fame makes UFAs avoid Toronto

    TSN "London, Ont. native Drew Doughty believes all players from Southern Ontario want to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but there's one deterrent - fame. Doughty told Leafs Lunch on TSN 1050 Thursday that he enjoys going unrecognized on the streets of Los Angeles as a member of the Kings and is..." June 15

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Kings activate Greene off IR for purpose of buyout

    LA Kings Insider "The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Matt Greene from injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. Per a team source, the transaction was made so that the Kings will buy him out of his contract when the league’s buyout period opens on Thursday. Greene was placed on injured reserve on..." June 14

  • Report | Matt Greene activated by Kings for buyout

    Fanrag Sports "Defenseman Matt Greene has one year left on his deal with the Los Angeles Kings. Were he to stay in the system for the upcoming 2017-18 season, he would cost the club $2.5 million against the cap and in real salary, which stands as a problem for the cap-strapped Pacific Division club. As a..." June 13

  • Toffoli expects to be ready for training camp following knee surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last season was frustrating for the L.A. Kings and, individually, for forward Tyler Toffoli, a sentiment he expressed during a conference call with reporters on Thursday. The Kings missed the playoffs and finished 25th in the league in scoring with 199 goals for — a big reason why they didn’t..." June 08

  • Kings re-sign crucial forward Tyler Toffoli for three years, $13.8M "The LA Kings have agreed to terms with forward Tyler Toffoli on a three-year contract extension, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Toffoli's contract will have an Annual Average Value (AAV) of $4.6 million. The 25-year-old Toffoli (born on April 24, 1992) is..." June 08

  • Kings sign newly acquired Boko Imama to ELC; Schmalz to re-enter draft

    LA Kings Insider "Bokondji “Boko” Imama, the Montreal-raised son of immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo acquired yesterday in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings in advance of today’s 2:00 p.m. signing deadline. Because of the..." June 02

  • Alex Faust Named New LA Kings TV Play-by-Play Announcer "The LA Kings have named Alex Faust as the Kings' new television play-by-play announcer, it was announced today by the Kings and FOX Sports West. The Kings and Faust have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract. Faust takes over for Bob Miller, who retired this past April after calling..." June 01

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Kings Bolster Staff as Dave Lowry is Named Assistant Coach "The LA Kings have named Dave Lowry as an Assistant Coach, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake and Kings Head Coach John Stevens announced today. Lowry joins Stevens' coaching staff which also features Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford. An additional assistant coach will be announced..." May 31

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • Ben Bishop is Stars' No. 1 goalie, GM says "Ben Bishop will be the starting goalie for the Dallas Stars next season. However, what the Stars do with each of their other two goalies remains unclear. "We look forward to him being our No. 1 goalie moving forward with the team," Stars general manager Jim Nill said Friday of Bishop, who was..." May 27

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Looking at the NHL’s top 12 buyout candidates in 2017

    Sportsnet "Under-performing players, albatross contracts and a relatively flat 2017-18 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon hand you a get-out-jail card. But it ain’t free. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to..." May 24

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Bishop says health not an issue — important, since he’s signed ’til 2023

    Pro Hockey Talk "After announcing they’d signed Ben Bishop to a $29.5 million deal, the Stars faced some questions about the term they handed out: Six years. It’s a pretty lengthy contract for a guy that turns 31 this fall, and has dealt with his fair share of injury problems. But according to Bishop, there..." May 12

  • Stars announce 6-year contract for Ben Bishop at $29.5 million

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a six-year, $29.5-million contract extension. Bishop, 30, was acquired by the Stars on May 9 in a deal that sent a fourth round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, originally Montreal's, to Los..." May 12

  • Bishop has ‘good relationship’ with Hitch, and that’s important

    Sports Day "The Stars on Tuesday went a long way in solving their biggest problem on the ice, acquiring the rights to goalie Ben Bishop from the Los Angeles Kings for a fourth-round draft pick. Bishop, 30, can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but he and Stars general manager Jim Nill said they..." May 10

  • Kings sign Tanner Pearson to four-year extension

    Sportsnet "Forward Tanner Pearson agreed to a four-year, $15 million contract to stay with the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Pearson had a career-high 24 goals and 20 assists in 80 games for the Kings last season, just his second full NHL campaign. He has emerged as one of the low-scoring Kings’ top..." May 10

  • 8 potential sign-and-trade destinations for Ilya Kovalchuk

    Sportsnet "With the countdown to NHL’s unrestricted free agency lacking some of the zip of last year’s Stamkos Watch, the introduction of a potential Ilya Kovalchuk bidding war provides a welcome wrinkle to the hockey off-season. New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero confirmed with Kovalchuk’s..." May 10

  • Stars acquire rights to Ben Bishop from Kings

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have acquired the rights to pending free agent goaltender Ben Bishop from the Los Angeles Kings. Bishop had a 2.54 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 39 games this past season, split with the Kings and Tampa Bay Lightning. He is a two-time Vezina finalist with..." May 09

  • Futa not expected to land Sabres GM job, excited about new Kings role

    LA Kings Insider "Having met with Michael Futa this afternoon, and based on follow-up conversations with both Futa and another team source, it appears as though he is no longer under heavy consideration for the open Buffalo Sabres GM job and is excited to continue his career with the Los Angeles Kings following his..." May 06

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • Kings to sign KHL All-Star Fantenberg

    Pro Hockey Talk "Los Angeles is reportedly close to announcing an interesting acquisition — Swedish blueliner Oscar Fantenberg, who spent last season starring for HC Sochi of the KHL. From LA Kings Insider, who posted the news yesterday: I’m told [Fantenberg’s] another transition-comfortable defender who..." May 02

  • Makes sense Flames and Stars would ask about Bishop

    Fanrag Sports "NHL Insider Pierre LeBrun tweeted Monday morning that a couple of teams have inquired with the Los Angeles Kings about trading for the rights to pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Ben Bishop. He also noted this was similar to what the Carolina Hurricanes did on Friday when they secured..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • The Ben Bishop market is reportedly heating up

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s been significant goalie movement already this offseason, so no surprise suitors are now jockeying for Ben Bishop‘s services. Per TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, a “couple of teams” spoke to Los Angeles about acquiring the rights to Bishop, who becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1...." May 01

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Kings' Futa among candidates for Sabres GM job

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have asked for permission to interview a longtime Kings executive, but it’s not the one at the top of some lists. Buffalo has been granted permission to talk with Los Angeles Assistant General Manager Michael Futa. A Kings spokesman told The Buffalo News the Sabres have not asked to..." April 28

  • Blake, Stevens on board with re-tooling Kings' analytical approach

    LA Kings Insider "Darryl Sutter’s gruff exterior, his English pocked by uneven grammar, and even his unique agricultural background led many to place labels on him that weren’t necessarily accurate. While there may have been the outside assumption that he was resistant to change in hockey, he still understood the..." April 27

  • Kings' Toffoli, Gaborik, Martinez, Forbort underwent medical procedures "The LA Kings have announced that the following players recently underwent medical procedures: Tyler Toffoli - Minor surgical procedure on his left knee. Toffoli is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Alec Martinez - Minor medical procedure for a chronic issue related to his..." April 26

  • Gaborik won't be bought out, but injury means he won't be ready for camp

    CBS Sports "Gaborik underwent a procedure that will hold him out through at least part of training camp, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports. The veteran winger hasn't supplied much production in either of his last two seasons for the Kings, collecting just 21 points over 56 games in this..." April 25

  • Kings to announce John Stevens as next head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings moved fairly quickly when it comes to replacing Darryl Sutter, and they did not have to go very far to do it. According to Pierre LeBrun and Kings Insider Jon Rosen, the team will be announcing on Sunday that John Stevens will be the next head coach of the Kings. He is..." April 23

  • Ben Bishop sits atop Calgary Flames off-season to-do list

    Sportsnet "Last year they danced, this year it’s bound to get more serious. Following the dramatic collapse of Brian Elliott in the two most important games of the season, the Calgary Flames will undoubtedly be looking elsewhere for their next starting goaltender. And the most logical target will be a..." April 21

  • Kings sign Minnesota-Duluth scorer Iafallo

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Iafallo, the Minnesota-Duluth senior that finished 12th in the country in scoring this season, has signed an entry-level deal with the L.A. Kings, according to the Buffalo News. Iafallo, 23, is coming off a terrific campaign with the Bulldogs. He scored 21 goals and 51 points in 42 games,..." April 18

  • Kings focused on assistant John Stevens as coaching candidate

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Kings' coaching search for now includes just one man: associate coach John Stevens. New general manager Rob Blake wants to discuss things with the former Philadelphia Flyers coach and see if he's a fit, a Kings spokesman has told the Southern California News Group. The..." April 15

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Jarome Iginla isn't ready to retire and considers the Kings an option — if they want him

    Los Angeles Times "Future Hall of Fame forward Jarome Iginla, who brought a dose of competitiveness to the Kings’ lineup after they acquired him from Colorado just before the NHL trading deadline, said he had so much fun in his short stint with the team that he’d like to continue his career after he turns 40 on July..." April 13