KINGS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Versteeg Switzerland-bound, via report; bonus audio

Via Darren Dreger, Kris Versteeg is expected to sign with Bern in Switzerland’s NLA this weekend. The forward totaled four goals and five points in 14 regular season games and one goal and two points in five playoff games with Los Angeles after he was acquired from Carolina in exchange for prospect Valentin Zykov. A conditional draft pick was also included in the trade, though...
Via LA Kings Insider
10 hours ago

Nine Kings games to be broadcast nationally

The Los Angeles Kings will appear on NBC or NBCSN nine times in the 2016-17 season, the league announced in a Thursday press release. Wednesday, October 12: KINGS at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Wednesday, November 30: San Jose at KINGS, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Friday, December 16: KINGS at Pittsburgh, 4:00 p.m. (NBCSN) Tuesday, January 3: KINGS at San Jose, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN) Wednesday...
Via LA Kings Insider
1 day ago

Reign president excited about arena deal, Kings vs. Kings

The Reign will be calling Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario home for the next five years. The team recently reached a lease deal with new building owner SMG, as first reported by The Press-Enterprise. The five-year lease has an option for another five. “I can tell you it was a matter of months, not weeks,” said team president Darren Abbott via phone on Wednesday in regards...
Via LA Kings Insider
1 day ago

5 Offseason Moves Likely to Pay off for the Kings

Summer. For hockey fans, it always seems like an eternity between the end of the last season and the beginning of the next. Case in point: it’s barely been thirty days since the Penguins hoisted the 2015-16 Cup, and not only does it seem like a distant memory to non-Pens fans, but the upcoming season is still nearly three months away. And yet, although championships are invariably...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Tyler Toffoli shoots pucks at Nick Cannon on the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards

At the 2016 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli played a game of Celebrity Headshot where he took some wrist shots at Nick’s head. Nick Cannon had no where to go when he got hammered with a 60-70 MPH puck by Toffoli...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

Tyler Toffoli Appears at Kids' Choice Sports Awards, Shoots Pucks at Nick Cannon

Boy, the offseason is long, isn't it?
Via Jewels From The Crown
4 days ago

Kings sign forward Andrew Crescenzi to one-year contract

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Andrew Crescenzi to a one-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The 23-year-old Crescenzi (born July 29, 1992) is a 6-5, 209-pound native Thornhill...
Via NHL.com
6 days ago

Zatkoff takes Stanley Cup down water slide, because why not?

It’s safe to say Jeff Zatkoff had a good time during his day with the Stanley Cup. The former Pittsburgh Penguins third-string goalie, who captured a Game 1 victory in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, had his day with the Stanley Cup this week, and he certainly made the most of it. Zatkoff decided to take the Stanley Cup down a water slide with some buddies. It’s...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings sign Danish F Patrick Bjorkstrand to 1-year deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have signed Danish forward Patrick Bjorkstrand to a one-year contract. The Kings announced the deal Thursday. Bjorkstrand earned the deal at the Kings' development camp earlier this month. He spent the past three seasons with Medvescak Zagreb, the Kontinental Hockey League team based in Zagreb, Croatia. He has played for Denmark...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings agree to terms on a one-year contract with Patrick Bjorkstrand

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent forward Patrick Bjorkstrand, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The 24-year-old Bjorkstrand (born July 1, 1...
Via NHL.com
8 days ago

LA Kings sign G Jack Campbell, re-sign Dowd and Forbort

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have signed goalie Jack Campbell and re-signed center Nic Dowd and defenseman Derek Forbort. The Kings announced the moves Monday. Los Angeles traded defenseman Nick Ebert to Dallas last month for Campbell, the 11th overall pick in the 2010 draft. Campbell played just one NHL game for the Stars in October 2013, spending most of his...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Brown upset with Kings stripping him of captain title

LOS ANGELES — After eight seasons and two Stanley Cup titles as the Los Angeles Kings' captain, Dustin Brown thought he deserved better.Brown doesn't agree with the Kings' decision to strip him of their captaincy this summer, and he aired his differences with team management Thursday in a phone interview."I felt like I've done a very good job leading this team," he said. "The...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kings goalie, GM Rogie Vachon elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Rogie Vachon's very, very long wait ended Monday afternoon. Vachon, a former Kings goaltender who last played in the NHL during the 1981-82 season, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Finally. Vachon won 355 games during a 16-year career in the...
Via The OC Register
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings again dealing with lack of first-round draft pick

For the second consecutive year and third in the past four, the Kings do not have a first-round draft pick. But that doesn’t mean General Manager Dean Lombardi will be sitting idle Friday while the rest of the teams bolster their rosters. The Kings...
Via The OC Register
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings' Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar clean up at NHL Awards

Drew Doughty has often been seen as the best defenseman in this era to have never won the Norris Trophy but that all changed Wednesday night. Doughty was honored as the league’s top defenseman for the 2015-16 season while fellow Kings star Anze...
Via The OC Register
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Dustin Brown Lost His Captaincy

Last week, the Los Angeles Kings announced that star center Anze Kopitar will be the new captain, replacing Dustin Brown. Based on Brown’s resume, this change came as somewhat of a shock. The Kings selected Brown 13th overall in the 2003 NHL draft and named him captain shortly after the start of the 2008-09 season. He was just 23 years old at the time, becoming both the youngest...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier retires after 17 NHL seasons

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Kings forward Vincent Lecavalier formally retired Tuesday after 17 NHL seasons.When he joined the Kings in January, Lecavalier declared the 2015-16 season would be his last. He confirmed his retirement intentions after Los Angeles was eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in April, putting an early end to Lecavalier's revitalizing...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings name new captain

On June 16, the Los Angeles Kings named Anze Kopitar as the team’s new Captain. Kopitar takes over the role from Dustin Brown who was named the Captain of the Kings in 2008 and has served in that role ever since. Kopitar was named the team’s Alternate Captain at the same time Brown was given the captaincy. Despite not wearing the “C” for the team anymore, Brown will certainly...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar is the new captain of the Kings, but what happens to Dustin Brown?

Anze Kopitar has officially been named the new captain of the LA Kings. Kopitar, the 14th captain in the team’s history, takes over the role as captain from Dustin Brown. Kopitar is entering his 11th season with the Kings and is locked in with the club through the 2023-24 season. What does this mean for Brown? A team stripping a player of the captain’s patch usually isn’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel gets LA Kings fans to react to 2016 Stanley Cup win

Jimmy Kimmel is known for his viral video pranks, and one of his best recurring sketches happens to “Lie Witness News”, where he gets people on the street to react to fake news. On Monday, Kimmel asked people for their reactions to the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup. The only problems with that being: the Kings weren’t even in the Final, were bounced in the first...
Via The Comeback
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Milan Lucic 'very open to signing with Edmonton'

Milan Lucic is one of the offseason’s premier unrestricted free agents, and it appears he’s keeping his options open. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reported that talks between Lucic and the Los Angeles Kings have gone cold. He writes Lucic’s preference is to stick with the Kings, but he’ll gladly hit the market if a deal isn’t reached. “Pending unrestricted free-agent...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings sign McNabb for two more years

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Brayden McNabb to a two-year contract. McNabb has played the past two seasons with the Kings and at the age of 25 this will give him a chance to continue to grow even more with them. McNabb was drafted by the Buffalo Sabers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted 66th overall in the third round. He started playing for the Sabers during...
Via isportsweb.com
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings reportedly to strip Dustin Brown of captaincy

The Los Angeles Kings are making a change at captain. Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports that Kings captain Dustin Brown has been told he will no longer be the captain of the team and that they’re going in a different direction with the C. The move is and isn’t surprising. It is surprising because Brown has been the captain in LA since 2008. He’s led the Kings to two Stanley...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: Sutter to return behind the bench

The Los Angeles Kings recently agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with Head Coach Darryl Sutter. The contract will begin in the upcoming NHL season. Sutter joined the Kings as their head coach on December 20, 2011. He replaced Terry Murray who was relieved of his duties that season. He has been with the team for four full seasons. However, this season marks the fifth he has...
Via isportsweb.com
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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