Kings Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Five thoughts on Sharks’ Thornton’s talks with Kings

    San Jose Mercury News "Once the Sharks allowed Joe Thornton’s contract negotiations to reach this stage in the game, a conversation with the Los Angeles Kings was inevitable. The Kings are the Sharks’ closest geographical rival, they play in an even sunnier part of the state and the mere idea of No. 19 feeding passes..." June 29

  • Pending UFA Cal Petersen committed to signing with Kings

    TSN "It appears college goalie prospect Cal Petersen will sign with the Los Angeles Kings when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie confirmed the report from Fox Sports' Jon Rosen Wednesday afternoon. Petersen, 22, was selected in the fifth round of..." June 28

  • 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