Los Angeles Kings Wiretap

Kings Claim Nikita Scherbak Off Waivers From Canadiens

Dec 2, 2018 1:53 PM

The Kings have claimed right wing Nikita Scherbak off waivers from the Canadiens, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

Scherbak is a native of Russia who has played in 29 career NHL games, all with Montreal.  He turns 23 on December 30.

Scherbak has not appeared in a game this season with Montreal.  He has played in five games with the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League. 

Last season he played in 26 regular season games with the Canadiens and he recorded six points including four goals. 


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Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Pens Trade Carl Hagelin To Kings

Nov 14, 2018 3:06 PM

The Penguins have traded Carl Hagelin, a 30-year-old left wing and a contributor to their back-to-back Stanley Cup wins, to the Los Angeles Kings for 26-year-old left wing Tanner Pearson.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Kings Fire Coach John Stevens

Nov 5, 2018 1:45 AM

The Los Angeles Kings have fired coach John Stevens after a little more than one season and replaced him with former Canucks coach Willie Desjardins.

Stevens is the first NHL coach to lose his job this season.

The Kings are tied with the Florida Panthers for the fewest points in the league with nine.


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Kings' Jonathan Quick Out Indefinitely

Nov 1, 2018 2:15 AM

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and is out indefinitely.

Quick had been on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.


Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Injury, Misc Rumor

Kings, Drew Doughty Agree To Extension

Jun 30, 2018 1:29 AM

Defenseman Drew Doughty has agreed to an eight-year, $88 million contract extension through the 2026-27 season to stay with the Los Angeles Kings.


Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Ilya Kovalchuk To Play For Kings

Jun 23, 2018 1:58 PM

Ilya Kovalchuk has agreed to a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings, the team announced Saturday.

The average annual value of the contract is $6.25 million, a source told ESPN.

"We are excited to add Ilya to the LA Kings organization," vice president and general manager Rob Blake said in a statement. "He gives us an added element of skill and scoring along with a desire to win. We will withhold further comment until July 1."


Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Kings Acquire Peter Budaj From Lightning For Andy Andreoff

Jun 14, 2018 12:37 AM

The Kings have acquired goaltender Peter Budaj from the Lightning in exchange for forward Andy Andreoff, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

The 35-year-old Budaj played in eight games last season with the Lightning, posting a 3-3-1 record, .876 save percentage and a 3.77 goals-against average.

Andreoff has appeared in 159 games over four seasons with the Kings, posting 24 points (13-11=24) and 214 penalty minutes.

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Kings Acquire Dion Phaneuf From Senators

Feb 14, 2018 3:18 PM

The Kings have acquired veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf in a four-player trade Tuesday night with the Senators.

The Kings also get forward Nate Thompson in the deal, with veteran winger Marian Gaborik and center Nick Shore moving back to the Senators.

"Dion brings to our club a great deal of experience and leadership," Rob Blake, the Kings' vice president and general manager, said in announcing the deal. "He also plays with a physical edge, which complements our lineup well."


Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Kings Trade Zac Leslie To Golden Knights For Future Considerations

Feb 6, 2018 1:29 AM

The Kings have traded defenseman Zac Leslie to the Golden Knights in exchange for future considerations, Kings Vice President and GM Rob Blake announced today.

Drafted by the Kings in the sixth round (178th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft, Leslie has appeared in 121 games over three seasons with the Ontario Reign (AHL), posting 33 points and 52 penalty minutes.

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Kings Trade Jeff Zatkoff To Jackets For Future Considerations

Jan 22, 2018 5:19 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have traded goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for future considerations, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Zatkoff appeared in 13 games last season with the Kings, posting a 2-7-1 record, a .879 save percentage and a 2.95 goals-against average.

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Jackets Claim Jussi Jokinen Off Waivers From Kings
Veteran forward Jussi Jokinen has scored 187 goals in 932 career NHL games.

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Kings Place Brooks Laich On Unconditional Waivers
The waiver move by the Kings was with the intent of mutually terminating Brooks Laich's contract.


Kings Trade Michael Cammalleri To Oilers For Jussi Jokinen
Jussi Jokinen had played in 14 games with the Oilers this season.

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Kings Name Pierre Turgeon Assistant Coach
Pierre Turgeon has been hired to focus on improving the Kings' offense.


Michael Cammalleri Returns To Kings
Forward Michael Cammalleri began his NHL career in Los Angeles during the 2002-03 season.


Kings Buy Out Matt Greene
Matt Greene helped the Kings win two Stanley Cups over the past nine seasons.

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Kings Trade Ben Bishop To Stars For Draft Pick
The Kings now have a total of eight picks in this year's NHL Draft on June 23-24.

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Kings Name Assistant John Stevens New Head Coach
New Kings GM Rob Blake feels John Stevens is the best person to lead the hockey club forward.


Kings Focus On John Stevens As Next Coach
New Kings GM Rob Blake wants to see if associate coach John Stevens is the right fit.


Kings Fire GM Dean Lombardi, Coach Darryl Sutter
The Kings have promoted assistant general manager Rob Blake to GM.


Kings, Canucks Will Play In China Next Fall
The Kings and Canucks will play two preseason games in mid- to late September before the start of the NHL regular season.


Lightning Trade Bishop To Kings For Budaj, Cernak
Goaltender Peter Budaj has played in 53 games for the Kings this season, with a 27-20-3 record

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Kings Send Tom Gilbert To Capitals For Draft Pick
The Kings have received a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Capitals.

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NHL Names Aho, Granlund, Budaj 'Three Stars' For The Week
Hurricanes right-wing Sebastian Aho tied for the League lead with four goals, including two game-winning tallies last week.

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NHL Eyeing Games In Sweden, China
The NHL and NHLPA are close to finalizing two international events next season.


Kings Place Matt Greene On IR
Kings defenseman Matt Greene has been experiencing both back problems and a strained groin.


Kings Acquire Cam Schilling From Hawks
The Kings have sent forward Michael Latta to the Blackhawks.

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NHL Names Jagr, Carter, Talbot 'Three Stars'
Jaromir Jagr led the League with five assists in three games to move into second place in all-time NHL scoring and power the Panthers to three out of a possible six standings points.


NHL Announces New 'John Scott Rule' For All-Star Voting
The NHL will disqualify players from being named All-Star captains if they are injured or sent to the AHL.


Kings Place Jeff Zatkoff On IR With Groin Injury
Jeff Zatkoff had just stepped into the starting role after Jonathan Quick was injured.