Los Angeles Kings Player News: All Positions

News: Hutton managed 16 points in 65 games prior to the league's suspension of play in mid-March.
Impact: The fifth-year NHLer's first year in Los Angeles has looked mostly the same offensively, as Hutton landed between 19-25 points in three of his four seasons with Vancouver. He doesn't chip in anything extraordinary in the peripheral categories, either, so fantasy owners can continue to bypass the 27-year-old for their virtual squads.
News: Kaliyev and the Kings are working to finalize the details of an entry-level contract, according to general manager Rob Blake, Kings beat writer John Hoven reports.
Impact: Per Blake, the team needs to finalize the details of Kaliyev's development plan, as the winger is ineligible to play in the AHL and will need to either make the team's 23-man roster or return to juniors. In 57 appearances for OHL Hamilton this year, the 18-year-old registered 44 goals and 54 helpers and was just two points shy of the 100-point mark. Given the Kings' depth concerns, it wouldn't be a shock to see Kaliyev make the 23-man roster for Opening Night of the 2020-21 campaign.
News: Carter (lower body) continues to work on his recovery but won't be ready if the season starts back up, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Impact: According to general manager Rob Blake, Carter needs to travel in order to meet with a specialist but is unable to do so given the current travel restrictions. The veteran center has failed to reach the 35-point mark in each of the last few seasons, in part due to various injuries. At this point, fantasy owners should probably be focused on 2020-21 in terms of a return date for Carter.
News: Ingham signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on Saturday.
Impact: Ingham spent the 2019-20 campaign with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, posting a 33-8-5 record while registering a 2.96 GAA and .917 save percentage in 46 appearances. The 2018 sixth-round pick will likely spend the entirety of the 2020-21 season in the minors, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radar at this point.
News: Hults signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on Saturday.
Impact: Hults will enter the professional ranks after concluding a productive three-year career at Penn State in March. Over his 34 appearances as a junior for the Nittany Lions, the 21-year-old blueliner posted eight goals and 22 assists.
News: MacDermid agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.75 million contract extension with Los Angeles on Friday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: MacDermid logged a career-high 45 games for the Kings this season in which he generated three goals, five helpers and 51 shots while averaging 13:43 of ice time. The 25-year-old's new deal will likely see him cemented on the 23-man roster next season.
News: Moore has notched five points in 15 games with Los Angeles, including two in the final five games before the hiatus.
Impact: Moore wasn't much of an offensive threat in Toronto, which makes his production with the Kings a bit of a surprise. He'll make for an interesting consideration in daily formats once play resumes.
News: Ryan's final game before the hiatus was Feb. 26 against the Penguins, as he played just 35 of Los Angeles' 70 contests this season.
Impact: Los Angeles likely doesn't see Ryan as part of its youth movement, so it seems like he could depart in free agency this summer. Given that he has just 24 career points in 141 games, he's someone you can safely ignore from a fantasy standpoint.
News: Vilardi scored seven points in 10 games before the league suspended play.
Impact: Vilardi scored on 15.8 percent of his shots with the Kings, which is probably due for a regression eventually. Vilardi is a young, talented skater, and he's likely to keep making progress long-term, but he's more of hold for dynasty leagues as opposed to someone to target in redraft formats.
News: MacDermid managed just one assist in the season's final month before the hiatus.
Impact: MacDermid is a physical defender that's valuable to his team but not to fantasy owners
News: Frk scored eight points in his 17 games in Los Angeles, including a goal against Ottawa in the final game before the NHL paused play.
Impact: Given that Frk scored 36 points in 37 games at AHL Ontario, there's reason to believe that his scoring is real and he's ready to produce on a consistent basis.
News: Wagner received a five-minute fighting major in the final game prior to the NHL's pause.
Impact: Wagner's season before the hiatus didn't really have much in the way of positives, as he notched just 11 points and saw his goal numbers cut in half. He's not fantasy relevant at this time.
News: Lewis has recorded six goals and six assists this season.
Impact: Lewis has never been a top scorer by any means, but he's usually been more productive than this. He's simply depth for the Kings at this point, and he offers little in the way of fantasy utility.
News: Prokhorkin's assist against the Avalanche allowed him to enter the league hiatus on a reasonably high note.
Impact: Prokhorkin managed 14 points in 43 games this year, which suggests he's not likely to be much help in fantasy moving forward. He has shown a nose for the net in his native Russia but hasn't yet found a way to consistently produce in North America.
News: Anderson scored a goal and posted a plus-four rating in six games at the NHL level prior to the hiatus.
Impact: Anderson looks like he could be a solid contributor for the Kings in the future, and he's only going to be 21 at the start of the 2020-21 season.
News: Hutton was closing in on last season's stats in his first year in Los Angeles at the time of the hiatus, sitting a goal short of tying his career high.
Impact: His 16 points in 65 games was behind the pace he set in Vancouver in 2018-19, but he plays for a lesser team in Los Angeles and has improved his plus-minus as well as reducing his penalty minutes. He's likely to be a solid part of Los Angeles' defense moving forward, assuming the Kings bring him back after his contract expires at the end of the season.
News: Amadio entered the NHL's postponement on a 15-game scoring drought, with his most recent point (an assist) coming Feb. 6 against the Islanders.
Impact: One of the main reasons Amadio has scored less this season is that his shooting percentage dropped from 16.2 last year to 6.1 in 2019-20. With 16 points and a minus-11 rating in 68 games, he's basically a non-factor in the fantasy arena.
News: Petersen won his final four starts prior to the suspension of play.
Impact: Here's more good news for Peterson dynasty owners: he's on a one-way contract for the next two seasons. With Jack Campbell now in Toronto, there's nothing standing in Petersen's way as the No. 2 goaltender in Los Angeles for the rest of Jonathan Quick's career. The Kings see him as their netminder of the future, so he's a must-own in dynasty formats and likely a good late-rounder for next year in redraft formats.
News: Quick entered the league's postponement of play with a 2.79 GAA, .904 save percentage and 16-22-4 record.
Impact: The 2.79 mark is a solid effort given his lackluster supporting cast, and although his save percentage still trails his career mark of .913, it's a marked improvement over last season's disastrous .888 showing. Quick is far from elite these days, so he's probably best suited to matchup-based plays and spot starts, if possible.
News: Roy has notched 18 points in his first full year with Los Angeles and regularly topped 20 minutes of ice time in the final month before the pause.
Impact: What really makes Roy an exciting long-term fantasy prospect is that he's plus-16 on a bad defensive squad and has managed four goals despite shooting just 3.6 percent. Keep an eye on him in the years to come.
News: Lizotte scored six goals and 17 assists in 65 games prior to the suspension of play.
Impact: Lizotte plays for a rebuilding team, so this is a fairly encouraging start to his career. He's probably worth owning in dynasty formats given what appears to be a bright future for the 22-year-old.
News: Walker has 24 points at the hiatus, dwarfing the 10 he contributed in his rookie season.
Impact: Given that he's played for a poor team, his offense has actually been pretty solid for a defenseman. Walker's value tends to come in dynasty leagues at the moment, but he could be a real later-round option in redraft leagues next season.
News: Kempe's 21 assists before the hiatus tie his career high, which he set in 12 more games than he's played so far in 2019-20.
Impact: Kempe's 32 points in 2019-20 is actually more impressive than his 37 in 2017-18, because he played for a better team that season. It's a lot easier to get to 32 points on a playoff team than one that's scored the fewest goals in the Pacific Division, and Kempe's year should be seen as a positive sign for the 23-year-old, regardless of whether he gets to finish it.
News: Doughty's 28 assists, should the remainder of the regular season get canceled, would be his lowest since 2014, the last time he didn't play 82 games worth of hockey.
Impact: Thirty-five points in 67 games is nothing to sneeze at for a defenseman; it's just not what we're used to seeing from Doughty. He's still a strong player, but it might be wise to temper expectations for him for a season or two, because the Kings don't have many options for him to set up.
News: Brown's numbers (17 goals, 18 assists) have been down a bit from his past two seasons, mirroring his team's performance in 2019-20.
Impact: Given that Brown is 35 and the Kings don't have much talent on the ice, a 35-point season is understandable. He's a solid play in deeper leagues, as he still has the ability to produce. He gets cheaper in real dollars over the final two seasons of his contract as his salary drops to $4 million (retaining the same cap hit), so the Kings will likely keep him around moving forward.
News: Iafallo scored seven points in the final seven games before the hiatus, lighting the lamp twice in that stretch.
Impact: It didn't hurt that nine of Iafallo's 10 games before the hiatus were on home ice (although he scored a goal and an assist in his only road game), but he's played fairly well all season both home and away. He already reached career highs in both goals and assists when the season paused, and he's likely going to continue his upward trend next season.
News: Madden signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on Monday.
Impact: Madden was acquired from the Canucks in the Tyler Toffoli deal back in February. He has the potential to fill an important role for the Kings in the future but still needs time to develop.
News: Carter (lower body) is still working on his recovery during the league's shutdown, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Impact: Carter hasn't appeared in an NHL game since Feb. 18, missing the club's previous 10 contests prior to the hiatus. Prior to getting hurt, the Ontario native notched 10 goals, 27 helpers and 182 shots while averaging just 16:56 of ice time, the lowest of his NHL career. With two years left on his contract, the 35-year-old could be a candidate for NHL Seattle if the Kings opt to expose him in the expansion draft.
News: Kopitar has 21 goals, 62 points and a plus-6 rating in 70 games this season.
Impact: Kopitar has now scored at least 60 points in six of the last seven seasons. The 32-year-old forward is also one of just six Kings with a positive rating and his 21:02 of ice time per game leads the team's forwards. If the NHL finishes the 2019-20 regular season, Kopitar could hit the 70-point milestone for the eighth time in his career.
News: Hutton collected an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Hutton has five helpers in his last five games, including one in each of his last three outings. The 26-year-old defenseman is up to 16 points, 114 shots, 76 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 65 contests this season.
News: Walker provided a power-play assist, two shots on net and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Walker set up Gabriel Vilardi's game-tying goal at 9:12 of the third period. The 25-year-old Walker has assists in consecutive outings. He's up to 24 points, 127 shots, 84 blocks and 81 hits through 70 games this year. Walker has some fantasy value in formats that reward physical play, although his offense is fine from a second-year blueliner.
News: Doughty posted an assist, four shots on goal and four PIM in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Doughty has helpers in three straight games and five over his last five. He's at 35 points, 141 shots, 106 hits and 36 PIM through 67 contests overall. It's likely to end as a down year offensively for Doughty, but his all-around production is serviceable for fantasy owners.
News: Roy notched a power-play assist, four blocked shots and two shots on net in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: The helper snapped an eight-game point drought for the 24-year-old blueliner. Roy is at 18 points with 112 shots, 132 hits and 100 blocks in 70 contests this year. He also has a plus-16 rating -- the Kings have leaked goals this year, but Roy has been a steadying presence on the blue line.
News: Kempe registered an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Kempe has three assists through five games in March. He's been a solid contributor with 32 points, 148 shots and 72 hits through 69 contests this season. The Swedish forward can help fantasy owners in deeper formats if his minus-10 rating can be offset.
News: Lewis scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Lewis matched his point output from last year with 12. He needed 56 games to reach that mark this season, compared to just 44 last year. The 33-year-old forward has added 92 shots on goal, 68 hits and a minus-7 rating. Lewis is mostly a bottom-six forward -- there's little reason for fantasy owners to pay attention to his performance.
News: Frk scored a goal and dished two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Frk now has a point in each of his last two games, and Wednesday's tally counted as the game-winner, as well. The 26-year-old winger has eight points, 26 shots and 14 hits in 17 appearances this season. He's seeing middle-six minutes -- Frk could be worth a look in deeper formats.
News: Vilardi scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: The Kings trailed 2-1 early in the third period, but Vilardi's two points flipped the result in their favor. The 20-year-old forward has found the scoresheet in three straight games (two goals, two helpers). He's up to seven points, 19 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating in 10 appearances to start his career.
News: Petersen allowed two goals on 26 shots in a 3-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: After a rocky start to his season, Petersen has won four straight starts. He improved to 5-3-0 with a 2.64 GAA and a .922 save percentage in eight games. The 25-year-old Petersen can be deployed in DFS with a fair amount of confidence -- he's given up seven goals in his last four outings.
News: The Kings signed Turcotte to a three-year, entry-level contract Wednesday.
Impact: Having recently wrapped up his freshman season with the University of Wisconsin, Turcotte will join AHL Ontario for practice Thursday. The 19-year-old forward tallied nine goals and 26 points in 29 collegiate contests after he was selected fifth overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Turcotte should compete for a spot on the NHL squad next season.
News: Petersen is in line to take the cage when the Kings host the Senators on Wednesday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Impact: Petersen has earned himself a timeshare for a Kings club riding high at the moment with six straight wins. Unfortunately, Los Angeles likely has too big of a hole to climb out of to make the postseason, but Petersen and Quick have moved into fantasy consideration. Wednesday's matchup is particularly appealing for Petersen, who will take on a Sens team notching just 2.27 goals per game on the road.
News: Parik scored a goal and stopped all 36 shots he faced in WHL Spokane's 3-0 victory over Kamloops on Tuesday.
Impact: Parik stopped everything the Blazers threw his way and then added an empty-netter with 42 seconds remaining in regulation for good measure. Parik has had a solid first season in Spokane (22-7-3, 2.73 GAA, .917 save percentage in 32 games), with Tuesday's all-time effort obviously being the highlight of his freshman campaign in the WHL.
News: Frk registered an assist and two hits in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Frk's assist helped him end a seven-game point drought. The Czech winger has seven points in 16 games this year, surpassing the six points he recorded in 30 contests with the Red Wings last year. Still, Frk isn't likely to make much of an impact in fantasy.
News: Prokhorkin registered an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Prokhorkin put an end to his 12-game point drought with the helper. The Russian winger now has 14 points, 61 shots and 37 hits in 42 appearances this year.
News: Hutton contributed an assist, four shots on goal and three blocked shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Hutton had a hand in a third-period goal by Alex Iafallo. The 26-year-old defenseman now has 15 points, 111 shots, 75 blocks and a plus-5 rating through 64 games this year. He's the more defensive half of a pairing with Drew Doughty -- Hutton's fantasy value is limited to deeper formats.
News: Doughty posted an assist, two shots on goal and three hits in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Doughty has picked up four assists and a plus-6 rating in the last four games. The defenseman now has 34 points, 137 shots, 106 hits and 86 blocked shots in 66 contests this season. Doughty remains a solid producer across virtually all categories.
News: Vilardi recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Vilardi has picked up five points through nine games since he made his NHL debut on Feb. 20. The 20-year-old forward has mostly played in a middle-six role for the rebuilding Kings -- his modest offense may be worth a look in DFS.
News: Walker collected an assist, three blocked shots and two shots on net in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Walker assisted on Austin Wagner's first period goal to open the scoring. The helper snapped Walker's four-game point drought. Through 69 contests, the 25-year-old blueliner has 23 points, 125 shots, 82 blocks and 81 hits this season.
News: Wagner netted a goal on two shots and added two hits in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Wagner snapped a six-game point drought with his tally. He's up to 11 points, 124 shots and 144 hits through 64 contests. The 22-year-old winger is stuck in a bottom-six role, which has led to a limited ability to produce offense this season.
News: Iafallo netted a goal on three shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Iafallo scored at 14:35 of the third period to restore the Kings' two-goal lead. The 26-year-old winger reached 100 career points with a two-helper game Saturday versus the Wild. He's at 17 goals, 43 points and 138 shots through 69 contests this year.
News: Anderson scored a goal on three shots, dished three hits and blocked three shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Anderson needed five games to pick up his first NHL point. The 20-year-old defenseman has added 10 hits, eight shots and eight blocks so far in his young career. A fourth-round pick from 2017, Anderson has made a quick ascension -- dynasty owners may want to take notice.
News: Quick turned aside 21 of 22 shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Quick won his third straight game and the fifth in his last six starts. The 34-year-old goalie improved to 16-22-4 with a 2.79 GAA and a .904 save percentage through 42 starts this year. He's allowed one goal or fewer in his last six games -- Quick can be trusted in certain matchups.
News: Quick was the first goalie off the ice Monday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports, indicating he will be between the pipes at home versus Colorado.
Impact: Quick hasn't suffered a regulation loss in his last five appearances, as he's posted a 4-0-1 record and .957 save percentage. The Connecticut native figures to continue splitting much of the workload with Cal Petersen down the stretch as the organization tries to determine what it has in Quick's younger teammate.
News: Petersen made 25 saves in a 7-3 win over the Wild on Saturday.
Impact: Petersen has won three consecutive games and allowed just five goals in that span. It's unlikely that he'll be anything more than a backup next season given that Jonathan Quick is signed for three more seasons after this one. Petersen remains a fantasy spot starter right now.
News: Kopitar scored one goal and added two assists in Saturday's 7-3 victory over Minnesota.
Impact: He also finished plus-5 with four SOG. Kopitar is on pace for a 25-goal, 75-point season. His 15.8 shooting percentage is well above his 12.8 career average, but he's been firing well above that average for the last three seasons. It should continue. Kopitar is 50 points shy of 1,000 and sits ninth on the active player point leaderboard. At 32, he still has lots to give.
News: Brown recorded a hat trick and an assist Saturday in a 7-3 win over the Wild.
Impact: It was his sixth career hattie. Brown has 35 points, including 17 goals, in 64 games this season. At 35, there's a lot of mileage on his body, but he still finds a way to contribute.
News: Petersen will guard the home goal during Saturday's matchup with Minnesota, NHL.com's Dan Greenspan reports.
Impact: Petersen has been razor sharp recently, picking up back-to-back wins over the Penguins and Golden Knights while posting an exceptional 1.00 GAA and .975 save percentage. He'll attempt to secure his fourth victory of the season in a tough home matchup with a hot Wild team that's gone 5-1-0 in its last six games.
News: Quick posted a 36-save shutout in Thursday's 1-0 shootout win over the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Quick and Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen matched each other through 65 minutes of playing time. Quick then made three out of four saves during the shootout to pick up the win, which was also his first shutout of the year. The 34-year-old goalie improved to 15-22-4 with a 2.83 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 41 starts. With just seven goals allowed in his last five games, Quick has picked the perfect time of the year to heat up for his fantasy owners.
News: Quick will draw the home start for Thursday's game against Toronto, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: The 34-year-old has been outstanding in his past five starts, going 3-1-1 along with a 1.96 GAA and .940 save percentage. Quick will draw a tough matchup against a Maple Leafs offense that currently leads the league in goals per contest this campaign (3.49).
News: Carter (lower body) will miss a seventh straight game Thursday against Toronto and remains without a timetable for his return, NHL.com's Dan Greenspan reports.
Impact: The Kings are currently second to last in the overall NHL standings and essentially have no shot at making the playoffs, so there's no reason for them to rush Carter back before he has fully recovered from his lower-body injury. The team should release another update on the veteran forward's status once he's ready to rejoin the lineup.
News: Ryan missed his second straight game Sunday, as he didn't play against Vegas.
Impact: Ryan is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, and it seems likely the Kings don't see him in their long-term plans. He isn't a fantasy contributor anyway, so this shouldn't affect any owners.
News: MacDermid is leading Kings defensemen in hits per game, delivering 2.3 per contest in the 41 games he's played.
Impact: MacDermid is a great physical presence on the ice, but for fantasy purposes, he's not really going to move the needle unless your league rewards hits. If your league is all offense, you'll get no value from him, as he has just three points this year.
News: Roy ranks third on the Kings in hits with 125 and leads the team in blocked shots with 91.
Impact: Roy isn't really scoring at the moment, but that's fine in deep formats where he's owned because he's a top-quality defensive player. The Kings are going to keep giving him plenty of ice time, so if your league values defensive stats, he's a must-own. If not, there's little reason to roster him.
News: Frk has gone five games without a point after getting less than 10 minutes of ice time in Sunday's win over Vegas.
Impact: Frk has shown some talent for goal scoring, and these kinds of slumps are the growing pains that come with young scorers as they build their skills and confidence. Now might be a good time to buy low on Frk in deeper or dynasty leagues.
News: Wagner's ice time was less than 11 minutes for the third time in five games Sunday in a 4-1 win over Vegas.
Impact: Wagner has yo-yo'ed between getting quality ice time and barely registering 10 minutes over the past five games, in part because he's young and the Kings are experimenting to see how much he can help their rebuild. He's not really a scorer, though, so he's not going to be much help in daily leagues unless you play in a format that counts hits, where he leads the Kings with 139.
News: Amadio hasn't notched a point or an assist since a Feb. 6 helper against the Islanders, a 12-game drought.
Impact: This year seems to be more about Amadio showing he can get through the season rather than showing he can contribute further, as he's already exceeded his career highs in games played, assists and penalty minutes. He's more of a name to consider in deep dynasty leagues, as the Kings clearly think he'll be in their long-term rebuild plans with Amadio only being 23 years old.
News: Prokhorin failed to record anything at all on the stat sheet for the fourth straight game Sunday against Vegas and hasn't registered a point since Jan. 16.
Impact: At one point, Prokhorin's 13 points on the season were a decent number that suggested he had value in daily leagues as a cheap option. But that was 10 games ago, and it's become clear that scoring is likely to be few and far between for the Russian winger. Prokhorin's value is pretty limited at the moment, and unless you're in the deepest of dynasty leagues and you're planning for next season, there's no real reason to own him right now.