Los Angeles Kings Player News: All Positions

News: Petersen secured a three-year, $2.575 million contract with Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Impact: Petersen performed well in his brief 11-game stint in the NHL last season, posting a 5-4-1 record and .924 save percentage. The 24-year-old will likely spend another year or two developing in the minors, though a strong showing in training camp could see him unseat Jack Campbell for the backup job behind Jonathan Quick.
News: Roy inked a two-year, $1.4 million contract with the Kings on Monday.
Impact: A seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Roy averaged 17:08 of ice time in his 25 games at the NHL level last season. With the Kings' current roster of skaters, the 24-year-old should continue skating in a bottom-four role during this two-year deal.
News: Brickley signed a two-year, $1.4 million deal with the Kings on Monday.
Impact: Brickley has appeared in just five games with Los Angeles over the last two seasons after his three-year career at Minnesota State. The 6-foot-3 blueliner is one of many depth defensemen that will be fighting for playing time with the Kings this season.
News: Amadio signed a two-year, $1.4 million contract with the Kings on Monday.
Impact: Amadio scored six goals and 13 points across 43 NHL contests during the 2018-19 campaign. The 23-year-old also combined for 61 points in 60 games with AHL Ontario over the last two seasons. With his new two-year deal, he should see a decent amount of NHL time again.
News: Rempal accepted his qualifying offer for the 2019-20 campaign on Monday.
Impact: The 23-year-old winger made both his AHL and NHL debuts last season, notching 40 points with AHL Ontario and going scoreless in seven contests with Los Angeles. Rempal will likely see time in both leagues again this season.
News: Bjornfot secured a three-year, entry-level deal with the Kings on Sunday.
Impact: The 22nd overall selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Bjornfot is a terrific skater and could make an NHL impact before long. The 18-year-old blueliner should come over from Sweden at some point this season to suit up for AHL Ontario.
News: Fagemo signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on Thursday.
Impact: The Kings selected Fagemo with the 50th overall pick in this year's draft. The 19-year-old Swede spent most of the 2018-19 season with Frolunda HC of the SHL, notching 14 goals and 25 points in 42 games. Fagemo will get an invite to LA's training camp, but he's fully expected to return to his native Sweden for the 2019-20 campaign, so he'll likely have to wait at least one more season for his first taste of NHL action.
News: Iafallo agreed to a two-year, $4.85 million contract extension with the Kings on Wednesday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Impact: It appeared as though Iafallo and the Kings were headed to arbitration, but the two sides were ultimately able to work out a fair deal before the hearing. The 25-year-old appeared in all 82 of his squad's games during the 2018-2019 campaign and is expected to play a key role for Los Angeles in the future.
News: Iafallo filed for arbitration Friday.
Impact: Iafallo played all 82 games in 2018-19, scoring 15 goals and finishing with 33 points in his second full NHL campaign. The 25-year-old averaged 1:38 of power-play time with the Kings a year ago and appears to be part of the team's future. Expect the two parties to iron out a deal before the arbitration hearing.
News: Kempe signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Kings on Friday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Impact: Kempe has suited up for the Coyotes so far in his two-year NHL career, appearing in 70 games at the NHL level while also seeing action in 10 games for AHL Tucson last season. All in all, Kempe has 13 points and 22 penalty minutes in his career. The Swede will join his brother Adrian Kempe -- who is also a forward -- in Los Angeles.
News: Frk signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Kings on Monday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Impact: Frk had a mildly successful two-year stint with the Red Wings, with the hard-shooting forward tacking on 12 goals and 19 assists through 98 games. However, with Steve Yzerman succeeding Ken Holland as general manager, there's going to be plenty of roster tinkering in these summer months. Frk will compete for a spot on the Opening Night roster, but it won't be easy for him to find work, as the Kings only have two regulars among the forward group looking for new deals; they're both restricted free agents -- Alex Iaffalo and Adrian Kempe.
News: Ryan signed a one-year, $725,000 contract with the Kings on Monday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Impact: Ryan appeared in 44 games with the Sharks in 2018-19, tallying seven assists while averaging just 12:46 of ice time per contest. The 26-year-old will battle for a spot on the Kings' third pairing during training camp, but he'll likely end up taking on a rotational role as the team's seventh defender.
News: LA didn't extend Lintuniemi a qualifying offer Tuesday, so he'll become a free agent July 1.
Impact: Lintuniemi has been pretty productive from the blue line while skating for AHL Ontario over the past two seasons, tallying 49 points in 131 contests, so he should be able to land a two-way contract with a new club this offseason.
News: Leipsic (lower body) was not extended a qualifying offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Splitting time between Vancouver and Los Angeles, Leipsic collected a total of 23 points over 62 games in 2018-19. Just 25 years of age, the winger's youth should be enough to earn him a contract somewhere, but it'll likely only be a one-year deal.
News: Subban didn't earn a qualifying offer from Toronto, and will be a free agent on July 1, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: This news isn't surprising given the fact that he's never played an NHL game in his career. The 23-year-old scored just four goals and 13 points in 52 AHL contests last year, but did score 16 goals and 36 points during the 2016-17 campaign with AHL Utica. Subban is likely to play almost exclusively in the AHL or ECHL next season with any team he signs with.
News: Watson isn't expected to receive a qualifying offer from Chicago prior to Tuesday's deadline, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Watson was unable to hold onto a spot on AHL Rockford's roster after being acquired by the Blackhawks from LA in late February, so it's no surprise that Chicago is fine with cutting him loose. The 2014 seventh-round pick will hope to catch on with a new organization's AHL affiliate in 2019-20.
News: Roy was given a qualifying offer from the Kings on Sunday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Roy played the last 25 games up with the Kings, collecting six points while averaging 17:08 of ice time. The deal will be worth $832,500 in average salary that will allow him to play in the NHL and AHL. In order to prevent himself from spending time in the minors, the 23-year-old might be willing to take less money on a one-way contract.
News: Rempal was given a qualifying offer from the Kings on Sunday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Rempal is set to earn $832,500 on a two-way deal that would allow him to play in both the NHL and AHL next season. The 23-year-old has played seven games in his career for the Kings, collecting no points while averaging 8:44 of ice time. In order to prevent himself from spending time in the minors, the 23-year-old might be willing to take less money on a one-way contract.
News: Petersen was issued a qualifying offer from the Kings on Sunday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Under the terms of his qualifying offer, Petersen would earn $832,500 on a two-way deal that would allow him to continue playing in both the AHL and NHL. The 24-year-old suited up in 11 games last year, going 5-4-1 to go along with a 2.60 GAA and .924 save percentage. The deal will give the Kings the opportunity to match another deal from a different team, while Los Angeles can also work on a longer-term deal with the netminder.
News: Brickley received a qualifying offer from the Kings on Sunday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: The 24-year-old has just five games of NHL experience, collecting two points in that span. The team has shown confidence in the young blueliner, as evidenced by his 11:19 of average ice time while up with the big club. Under the terms of his qualifying offer, Brickley would earn $832,500 on a two-way deal that would allow him to continue playing in both the AHL and NHL.
News: Amadio was handed a two-way qualifying offer from the Kings on Sunday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Under the terms of his qualifying offer, Amadio would earn $650,000 on a two-way deal that would allow him to continue playing in both the AHL and NHL. The 23-year-old has exactly 80 games of NHL experience, accruing 10 goals and 21 points in that span. The Kings now have the right to match any offer to Amadio, or could receive draft compensation should they choose to decline to match.
News: Kempe was issued a qualifying offer from the Kings on Sunday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Kempe had a decent season for the Kings in 2018-19, scoring 12 goals and 28 points in 81 games. He's seen an uptick in ice time in each of his first three seasons in the league, and the team could work on securing a longer-term deal for the center. The team will have the right to match any offer sheet submitted to Kempe, and his base salary will be $832,500 should he accept.
News: Iafallo was given a qualifying offer by the Kings on Sunday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: The 25-year-old will receive a base salary of $832,500 if he signs the offer. Iafallo saw an uptick in points in his second full year in the league last season, potting 15 goals and 33 points in 82 games. The move is likely precautionary in order to avoid losing the winger in free agency while the two sides work out a more permanent deal.
News: Spence was drafted 95th overall by the Kings at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday.
Impact: Spence is in the mold of Colorado defenseman Samuel Girard, that being an extremely undersized (5-foot-10, 165 pounds) rearguard who will have to generate offense and be an effective puck-mover to have value at the NHL level. Spence is an above-average skater, but he's not a burner and when you are as light as he is, it's difficult to get out of danger unless you have an elite set of wheels. A best-case scenario is that Spence can add 10-15 pounds of muscle to his frame over the next couple years and still maintain his shiftiness. He is coming off an excellent season (49 points in 68 games) for Moncton (QMJHL) and he should flirt with a point-per-game pace in 2019-20.
News: Parik was drafted 87th overall by the Kings at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday.
Impact: It was a well known fact that the Kings hoped to add some goaltending depth to their barren system this weekend and they settled on Parik. The third-ranked European goaltender by NHL Central Scouting, the Czech netminder brings plenty of size to the table (6-foot-4, 195 pounds). He also has represented his home country in numerous international tournaments. Los Angeles will allow Parik to marinate overseas for a few more seasons.
News: Fagemo was drafted 50th overall by the Kings at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday.
Impact: Just 19 years old and sporting a March 2000 birthday, Fagemo was eligible to be selected last year and not taken. There are 31 NHL clubs that wish they had spent a seventh rounder on him in 2018, as the cost for Los Angeles was much higher 12 months later. Fagemo had a solid season (14 goals, 25 points in 42 games) for Frolunda of the SHL. His offensive awareness is excellent and he is an underrated passer. Although he didn't produce much for Sweden at the World Juniors (one assist in five games), his strong play for his club team put Fagemo on the map as a legitimate prospect. He has top-six upside.
News: Kaliyev was drafted 33rd overall by the Kings at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday.
Impact: Kaliyev was likely the most divisive prospect in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and that's why he slipped out of the first round. He's one of the class's best snipers -- he delivered 51 goals and 51 assists as a 17-year-old in the OHL. His shot is an absolute bullet. But the rest of his game is questioned. Kaliyev's compete is questioned just about every game. He doesn't seem to be able to drive play despite his immense talent. And his skating is at best average. But Kaliyev has high hockey IQ and is remarkably coachable. He's the ultimate risk-reward -- high ceiling and low floor. His talent alone means you need to watch his development closely. This is an absolute steal for the Kings.
News: Bjornfot was drafted 22nd overall by the Kings at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. He was the team's second pick of the first round.
Impact: Bjornfot's skating is flashy, but the rest of his game isn't. But wheels make the man -- or the defender -- at the NHL level. He'll have a long and solid career with the Kings. You won't notice him much, but that's good. There won't be much flash, but there won't be many mistakes either. That just doesn't make him valuable in the fantasy arena.
News: Turcotte was drafted fifth overall by the Kings at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Friday.
Impact: Turcotte is a coach's dream. He's talented and smart, with an intense work ethic. His coachability is off the charts and his drive and determination are already pro-intense. Turcotte has been compared to a young Jonathan Toews or Patrice Bergeron. Wow. He probably has the best offensive upside after Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko -- he can do it all and do it well. He just needs to stay healthy, which he struggled with this season (injury and mononucleosis). Turcotte should be the third fantasy forward taken from this year's draft. He'll be a star.
News: Kings general manager Rob Blake announced that the team will not re-sign Brodzinski, making him an unrestricted free agent July 1, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Brodzinski was injured during the preseason in 2018 and didn't make his NHL season debut until late February. He scored two goals and three assists in 13 NHL games during the 2018-19 campaign. Brodzinski will turn 26 later this week and could be an interesting depth signing this offseason.
News: Vilardi (back) will not be at the Kings' development camp next week, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Vilardi is still rehabbing his back injury in Canada and it's unknown whether he'll attend the Kings' rookie camp right now. Drafted 11th overall in 2017, the 19-year-old forward notched an assist in four games with AHL Ontario last season.
News: The Kings announced Saturday that they have bought out the remainder of Phaneuf's contract.
Impact: The Kings, per Cap Friendly, will dole out payments to Phaneuf for the next four seasons while taking the majority of the cap hit over the next two years. The veteran blueliner posted a horrid minus-21 rating and just six points over 67 contests this season, so it's not difficult to see why the Kings made this decision with two years remaining on Phaneuf's deal.
News: Sodergran penned a three-year, entry-level contract with Los Angeles on Monday.
Impact: Sodergran was selected by the Kings in the sixth round of the 2018 NHL Draft. The winger spent the 2018-19 campaign with Linkoping HC (SHL), where he notched eight goals and five assists in 42 appearances. The 19-year-old will attend the Kings Development Camp in June, but figures to spend another year overseas furthering his development.
News: Moverare will spend the 2019-20 campaign on loan with Frolunda HC (Sweden), Johan Rylander of the Goteborgs-Posten reports.
Impact: Last season, Moverare notched four goals, three helpers and 10 PIM in 42 regular-season contests with Frolunda before adding another six points in 16 playoff appearances. The blueliner has two more seasons remaining on his entry-level deal with the Kings, so look for him to get a shot at making the roster in 2020-21, or at least playing with AHL Ontario in order to allow the club to get a closer look at him.
News: Prokhorkin signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on Monday.
Impact: A 25-year-old center from Russia, Prokhorkin has plenty of experience playing in the KHL. His resume features 92 goals and 94 assists over 314 games within that competitive league, plus he's won the Gagarin Cup and an Olympic gold medal. It's worth keeping an eye on Prokhorkin in case the fourth-round, 21st overall draft pick (2012) makes a strong impression in training camp and starts out with the Kings right away.
News: Phillips signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on Tuesday.
Impact: Phillips posted decent numbers in major junior this year, notching five goals and 26 points in 62 appearances split between the Owen Sound Attack and the Guelph Storm of the OHL. The 2017 fourth-round pick will compete for a spot on AHL Ontario's roster next season, but he'll also be eligible to return to the OHL for his fourth and final season in the juniors.
News: Anderson signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on Tuesday.
Impact: Anderson was selected by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Draft, and he'll now join the squad after winning a second straight national championship with the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He's turned heads in two years of collegiate play, totaling 50 points in 79 games as a defenseman. Anderson also competed in the World Junior Championships in January, scoring two goals and adding three assists over seven games. Anderson will compete for a roster spot in the fall, but he'll likely begin the season in the minors.