July 2017: Update on LA Kings Salary Cap Situation and Roster Projection

Fresh on the heels of forward Nick Shore and the Kings agreeing to new one year contract, with an average annual value (AAV) of $925,000, we have updated our look at the team’s current salary cap situation.
2017-18 LA Kings Projected Opening Night Roster (with important notes at the end of the article)
 

Cammalleri
Kopitar
Brown

1,000,000
10,000,000
5,875,000

 
 
 

Pearson
Carter
Toffoli

3,750,000
5,272,727
4,550,000

 
 
 

Kempe
Dowd
Brodzinski

894,167
650,000
950,000

 
 
 

Clifford
Shore
Lewis

1,600,000
925,000
2,000,000

 
 
 

Nolan
Andreoff
 

950,000
677,500
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Muzzin
Doughty
 

4,000,000
7,000,000
 

 
 
 

Martinez
LaDue
 

4,000,000
1,500,000
 

 
 
 

Forbort
Gravel
 

650,000
950,000
 

 
 
 

Folin
 
 

850,000
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quick
Kuemper
 

5,800,000
650,000
 

 
The above 23-man roster […]

LA Kings 2017-18 Salary Cap Crunch: Summer Work Underway

And so it begins; the LA Kings summer re-tool is officially in full swing. Sure, there are still several key decisions to be made by General Manager Rob Blake – i.e. who will join head coach John Stevens behind the bench, which players will get protected in the Expansion Draft (more on that below), etc. […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Lombardi, Sutter, Kopitar and Summer Plans

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the Two Man Advantage to discuss all the latest happenings surrounding the Los Angeles Kings – including: will Darryl Sutter be coaching the team next season, the future of GM Dean Lombardi, getting production from […]

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Ontario started the game with a comfortable five point lead over San Jose for the Pacific division lead. Meanwhile, the third place San Diego Gulls were looking to make up some ground, as they sat seven points back of the Reign with two games in hand. And they would do just that, scratching their way […]

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Division rival Bakersfield was in town to take on a red-hot Reign team. Ontario came into the game having posted consecutive wins against against San Jose and San Diego. Wednesday night, they would continue their dominance of the Condors, winning 3-2 moving to 4-0-1 against them on the year. Jonny Brodzinski would score the game winner, […]

Reign Fall 3-1, Lose Season Series With Stars

 
The Ontario Reign returned to the rink Wednesday, taking on the Texas Stars at home. The mid-week tilt was the first action Ontario has seen since their rainy outdoor game against the Bakersfield Condors Saturday night.
The final scheduled meeting between the teams, Ontario held a 1-1-1 record against Texas entering tonight’s contest. Last year’s series […]

Reign Retain Perfect Record Against Rival Stars

The Ontario Reign opened their home schedule Friday night with a game against the division rival Texas Stars. Despite Texas finishing just two points behind Ontario in the standings last year, the Reign went undefeated against the Stars. Tonight was no different, as a three-point effort by Captain Vincent LoVerde led the Reign to an […]

Dev Camp Preview with Mikey Eyssimont, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

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AHL: Brodzinski Nets Game-Winner, Reign Take Game 1

Last June, the Manchester Monarchs reigned supreme, proving that they were the best team in the league on their way to being named the kings of the AHL. On Friday, their defense of said title began, albeit under a different name. The Ontario Reign traveled north to battle division rivals, the San Jose Barracuda, in Game […]

Ontario Checked by Charlotte, Drop Second Straight

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