Forbort (back) is “struggling to get healthy” and the Kings don’t have a timetable for his return.
Forbort, who plays a key role next to Drew Doughty for the Kings, is still not in training camp and head coach Todd McLellan isn’t sure when he’ll get the 27-year-old defneseman back. The Kings went out and signed Benn Hutton to a one-year deal on Tuesday to add a little more depth while Forbort heals up.
The Kings have signed Ben Hutton to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.
After four years and 276 NHL games with the Canucks, Hutton is going to the Kings on a one-year deal. The 26-year-old left-shot defenseman had 20 points (5G / 15A) in 69 games last season and provides Los Angeles with a little depth while Derek Forbort recovers from a back injury.
The Kings have signed Jack Campbell to a two-year contract extension.
Campbell spent most of last season with the Kings as Jonathan Quick’s backup, going 10-14-1 with a 2.30 GAA and .928 SV%. Campbell was excellent in 2019 and showcased that he is capable of being a full-time NHLer after looking like a first-round bust early in his career.
The Kings have signed Adrian Kempe to a three-year extension worth $6.0M ($2.0M AAV).
Kempe gets a three-year deal nine days before training camp after registering 28 points (12G / 16A) in 81 games last season. Despite seeing an uptick in ice-time, Kempe’s numbers decreased in his second full season. Decreased shot volume was the main component to his drop in goals and a big dip in on-ice SH% affected his assist total. Expect him to centre the Kings second line in 2020, which makes him a candidate to return to 15 goals and 20-plus assists.
Source: Jon Rosen 09/4/19, 3:22 pm EST
The Kings have signed Cal Petersen to a three-year deal worth $2.575M ($858K AAV).
Petersen spent the majority of last season in the AHL, where he went 13-22-1 with a 4.02 GAA and .896 SV% in 38 games. The 24-year-old actually posted much more impressive numbers with the Kings, where he was 5-4-1 with a 2.61 GAA and.924 SV%. Petersen will likely be Ontario’s (AHL) No.1 netminder to start 2020.
The Kings have re-signed Sheldon Rempal to a one-year contract.
Rempal turned pro in 2019 and recorded 40 points (15G / 25A) in 59 AHL games but did not have a point in seven NHL games after being called-up. Rempal has showcased offensive ability but will be limited to the bottom-6 when he’s in with the Kings in 2020.
The Kings have re-signed Matt Roy to a two-year contract.
Source: Kings 07/15/19, 6:50 pm EST
The Kings have re-signed Daniel Brickley to two-year contract.
Source: Kings 07/15/19, 6:50 pm EST
The Kings have re-signed Mike Amadio to two-year contract.
Source: Kings 07/15/19, 6:49 pm EST
The Kings have signed Tobias Bjornfot to three-year, entry-level contract.
Source: Kings 07/14/19, 4:23 pm EST
The Kings signed Samuel Fagemo to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Kings have re-signed Alex Iaffalo to a two-year extension worth $4.85 million ($2.425M AAV).
Source: Jon Rosen 07/11/19, 5:47 pm EST
The Kings have signed Mario Kempe to a one-year deal worth $700K.
Source: Jon Rosen 07/8/19, 5:34 pm EST
The Kings have signed Martin Frk to a one-year deal worth $700K.
Source: Jon Rosen 07/1/19, 4:57 pm EST
The Kings have signed Joakim Ryan to a one-year, $725K contract.
Source: Jon Rosen 07/1/19, 4:56 pm EST
With the No.22 Pick in the 2019 NHL Draft the Los Angeles Kings select Tobias Bjornfot.
The Kings have signed Johan Sodergran to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Sodergran, 19, was selected in the sixth-round (No.165 overall) in 2018. The right winger had eight goals and five assists (13 points) while playing with Linkopings HC of the Swedish Elite League. Sodergran also represented Sweden at the U20 World Juniors, but failed to record a point in four games.
The Kings have signed Nikolay Prokhorkin to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Prokhorkin, 25, was a fourth-round pick of the Kings (No.121 overall) in 2012 and is finally coming over to North America for the first time since 2013. Prokhorkin has spent the last seven seasons in the KHL, where he had 20 goals and 21 assists with St. Petersburg SKA this year and 184 points (91G / 93A) in 293 games overall (since 2013).