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. […]

AHL: Ontario Falls In Tussle With Tucson

The Tucson Roadrunners were in town to face the Ontario Reign. The teams are schedule to become quite acquainted with each other, facing each other three times in the span of eight days. Ontario boasted a 4-3-2 record against their new(ish) division rivals coming into the game. Tucson would improve their record on Saturday by […]

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Players No. 6-10

Now that readers have had a few days to digest this week’s Honorable Mentions article, it’s time to continue our multi-part series looking at the 2017 LA Kings Top 10 Prospects list. And we’ll begin the countdown with some reports on players rounding out the bottom-half of the list, guys coming it No. 6-10.
As […]

AHL: Reign Score Season-High In Saturday Night Showdown

 
San Jose’s net overflowed as the Ontario Reign beat the Barracuda 7-2 at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena. Ontario is nearing the end of a seven games in twelve days stretch, but showed a lot of jump to start the game Saturday night.
The Reign arrived with a flash and drew a couple penalties early in the contest, […]

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 […]

Recap: Reign – and RAIN – vs Condors in AHL Outdoor Classic

It was an eventful weekend in Bakersfield. What began with an almnni game featuring more than a dozen Kings and Oilers Smythe Division stars, coached by Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, ended with a rain-filled AHL Outdoor Classic. Local fans went home happy, though, as the Condors came back late in regulation to tie things […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Goalie Plans, Prospects, Kings Surprises

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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. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Marian Gaborik, Dustin Brown, Nic Dowd, Jonathan Quick’s timeline to return, Peter Budaj’s recent play in net, Jeff Zatkoff’s upcoming schedule, Dwight […]

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 […]

Reign Drown Barracuda To Take 2-1 Series Lead

The series was gridlocked at a game a piece as game 3 of the first round series between Ontario and San Jose Barracuda was set to start. But from the get go, the Barracuda were swimming upstream, and Ontario cruised their way to a seemingly easy 3-1 victory.
It was clear early Thursday night that this […]