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Intriguing Kings prospect can score, score, score

There are high expectations for 20-year-old players in major junior hockey. Teams are only allowed three, which considerably whittles down a pool of players selected for a transitional season sandwiched between the late teenage years and the more clearly defined hockey-as-a-profession leap that the most qualified are able to take.

Player evaluation: Kopitar

ANZE KOPITAR This season: 76 games, 12 goals, 40 assists, 52 points, 28 penalty minutes, -10 rating, -1.1% CF%Rel, 20:46 time on ice The good: In a confusing quagmire of a season that should endure as the most challenging of his professional career, Anze Kopitar was unable to productively emerge from a perfect storm of …

Odds and Ends: Olympics, prospect tournaments, Simpsons

In a report published Wednesday by the CBC, NHL teams learned this week that AHL players on two-way NHL contracts will be allowed to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Via Tim Wharnsby: In a memo sent to the 31 NHL teams this week, the league outlined AHL players can be loaned to national teams …

Individual NHL China Games tickets on sale Wednesday night

Tickets for the 2017 NHL China Games, in which the Kings and Canucks will meet for preseason games in Shanghai and Beijing on September 21 and 23, will go on sale Wednesday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m. PT (which is 11:00 a.m.

Player evaluation: Andreoff

ANDY ANDREOFF This season: 36 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points, 70 penalty minutes, -2 rating, -1.8% CF%Rel, 10:56 time on ice The good: He wasn't able to build off a 2015-16 season that showed promise, but Andy Andreoff deserved better than a goalless season. The versatile forward, capable of moving between the center …

Odds and Ends: Hajt to Buffalo, KHL alums, Turgeon video, Kings Care notes

SUCH GREAT HAJTS. Stick taps and happy trails to Chris Hajt, who has joined Phil Housley's staff in Buffalo as an assistant.

Jarret Stoll On Retirement: “I Knew What I Wanted To Do After Hockey…I Have No Regrets At All”

LOS ANGELES — As reported in this space on July 13, after playing seven seasons and winning two Stanley Cup Championships with the Los Angeles Kings, center Jarret Stoll became, in large part, a victim of the National Hockey League salary cap—given other priorities, the Kings could no longer fit him under it. "It was…

Signing Day: All Eight Remaining Restricted Free Agents Get Contracts!

(deep breath) Auger and Gravel and Crescenzi and Leslie and MacDermid and Brodzinski and Mersch and LaDue and that's it

Brodzinski, LaDue re-up; all RFAs inked

The Los Angeles Kings continued their barrage of RFA signings, inking forward Jonny Brodzinski to a two-year, $1.3-million contract and Paul LaDue to a one-year, $874,125 contract. Combined with Friday's earlier signings of Kevin Gravel, Justin Auger, Kurtis MacDermid, Michael Mersch, Andrew Crescenzi and Zac Leslie, and the prior signings of Andy Andreoff (who signed …

Gravel, Auger, Crescenzi, Leslie, Mersch MacDermid re-up for one year, $650K

The Los Angeles Kings have checked an additional six names off their restricted free agents list, signing defensemen Kevin Gravel, Zac Leslie and Kurtis MacDermid and forwards Justin Auger, Michael Mersch and Andrew Crescenzi to one-year, two-way contracts with average annual values of $650K. The wonderful resource Cap Friendly first reported the Auger signing on …

Shoulder surgery for Wagner; 2017-18 destination in question

Fears over the health of an intriguing Kings prospect were confirmed on Thursday: Austin Wagner, who suffered a shoulder injury deep in the WHL playoffs and weathered additional heavy hits during Regina's grueling championship series loss to Seattle, underwent June 7 surgery to repair a torn labrum and dislocated bicep tendon, according to Greg Harder …

Loktionov signed to PTO; will attend training camp

As first reported by Anton Vasyatin of HC Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and confirmed by the Kings, former King Andrei Loktionov has signed a PTO to attend training camp with Los Angeles this September. Loktionov!

Now Retired, Jarret Stoll Looks Back At His 12-Year NHL Career

LOS ANGELES — Now retired as a National Hockey League player, former Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll is moving ahead with life after hockey with no regrets, focused on the two things he wanted to do after his playing days were over—working with young NHL prospects and getting into hockey broadcasting. After a summer…

Watch: All 24 overtime game-winners since the start of 2015-16

The Los Angeles Kings are an NHL-best 24-7 in overtime since the league implemented the three-on-three format in advance of the 2015-16 season. Not all of the 24 goals were scored during three-on-three play - see goals #17 and #23, for examples - but only Calgary (.750 in 24 games) and Washington (.625 in 24 …

Turgeon joins SiriusXM NHL; Luc’s letter; Reign unveil 2017-18 schedule

SIRIUS XM. Pierre Turgeon was announced as Los Angeles' "offensive coordinator" yesterday, finalizing a one and a half month timetable that began when Kings president Luc Robitaille reached out to "see where I was at in my life," as Turgeon said when speaking with Scott Laughlin and Steve Kouleas on SiriusXM NHL yesterday.