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 […]

AHL: Reign Struggle In San Jose, Fall 4-1 To Barracuda

On Sunday, the Reign had a chance to find themselves atop the AHL’s Pacific Division standing with a win in San Jose. They came into the game tied with the Barracuda for tops in the division, but found themselves on the wrong side of the tie-breaker due to the amount of games both teams had […]

AHL: Reign Drop Barracuda 2-1 In MacDermid’s Return

In the AHL, rosters change almost daily. Lineups vary from night-to-night, as players are lost to injuries or call-ups, while others are brought in to fill the gaps. On Saturday, the Ontario Reign saw a rather big return to their lineup, as six-foot-five defenseman Kurtis MacDermid returned from a 12 game suspension for a hit […]

MacDermid Scores First AHL Goal, Reign Win 2-1 Over San Jose

Kurtis MacDermid saw his opening.  There was a screen in front from defenseman Vincent LoVerde and he had an open lane to shoot.  MacDermid took his chance from the point and his shot hit San Jose Barracuda goaltender Aaron Dell and still found it’s way past him for his first career AHL goal.
“I saw [Loverde] […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

Call your friends. Call your neighbors. Alert all hockey fans. The wait is over. Yes, it’s finally time for our highly anticipated look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings.
For anyone unfamiliar with this list, over the past five seasons this content has become a vital source of player information, as nobody outside the […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: Kings on Kings Crime in OHL Final

A trio of L.A. Kings prospects continue to battle it out for the 2015 OHL championship, while the organization’s top minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, have a 3-1 lead in their bid to make it to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final, and a pair of prospects have already helped the Ontario Reign reach the […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: OHL and USHL Playoffs Heating Up

Although several of the Kings prospects were eliminated from the junior hockey playoffs rather early, several still remain in contention and are contributing to their team’s success. Here’s a quick overview of what has gone down in the last week…
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in 2014, OHL)
Regular season: 24 goals, 47 […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker: Several Advance in Playoffs, MacDermid Suspended

Post-season action in the Ontario Hockey League continues to roll right along with a few of the Kings prospects eliminated, but many still alive as action gets underway in the second round. For those unfamiliar with the junior hockey playoffs, there will be a winner crowned champion in the OHL (similar to the NHL). Then, […]

Honors for Pair of LA Kings’ OHL Prospects

It’s that time of the year again – when the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) releases the results of their Coaches Poll. In the past, Kings’ players (then, just prospects) Drew Doughty and Tyler Toffoli were among the plethora of kids honored on the annual list. This year’s final tallies offered the following honors for a […]

Rookie Game 2: Zykov Shines Kings put away Coyotes

A band of the Kings top prospects bounced back with a 3-1 win over the Coyotes rookies in their second meeting in two days at Gila River Arena on Wednesday after losing the previous meeting 4-1. The Kings came out hard and outmuscled the Coyotes to take control of the game and never really let […]