Los Angeles Kings transactions

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Los Angeles Kings logo Carl Grundstrom
Carl Grundstrom
2019-03-09
Recalled RW Carl Grundstrom from Toronto (AHL).
2019-03-09
Los Angeles Kings logo Matt Luff
Matt Luff
2019-03-08
Assigned RW Matt Luff to Ontario (AHL).
2019-03-08
Los Angeles Kings logo Matt Luff
Matt Luff
2019-03-04
Recalled RW Matt Luff from Ontario (AHL).
2019-03-04
Los Angeles Kings logo Matt Luff
Matt Luff
2019-03-02
Assigned RW Matt Luff to Ontario (AHL).
2019-03-02
Los Angeles Kings logo Matt Luff
Matt Luff
2019-02-28
Recalled RW Matt Luff from Ontario (AHL).
2019-02-28
Los Angeles Kings logo Kurtis MacDermid Recalled D Kurtis MacDermid from Ontario (AHL). 2019-02-26
Los Angeles Kings logo
2019-02-25
TRADE ANALYSIS
Calgary Flames acquire Oscar Fantenberg from LA Kings for 2019 4th Round Pick
2019-02-25
Los Angeles Kings logo Matt Luff
Matt Luff
2019-02-25
Recalled RW Matt Luff from Ontario (AHL).
2019-02-25
Los Angeles Kings logo
2019-02-24
Chicago Blackhawks TRADE ANALYSIS
Chicago Blackhawks trade Matheon Iacopelli to LA Kings for Spencer Watson
2019-02-24
Los Angeles Kings logo Jonny Brodzinski Activated LW Jonny Brodzinski from injured reserve. 2019-02-21
Los Angeles Kings logo Jonny Brodzinski Recalled RW Jonny Brodzinski from Ontario (AHL). 2019-02-21
Los Angeles Kings logo Carl Hagelin
Carl Hagelin
2019-02-21
Washington Capitals Acquired LW Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2019 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2020 sixth-round draft pick.
2019-02-21
Los Angeles Kings logo Matt Roy
Matt Roy
2019-02-16
Recalled D Matt Roy from Ontario (AHL).
2019-02-16
Los Angeles Kings logo Jonny Brodzinski Loaned RW Jonny Brodzinski to Ontario (AHL) on a conditioning assignment. 2019-02-14
Los Angeles Kings logo Nate Thompson
Nate Thompson
2019-02-11
Montreal Canadiens Acquired C Nate Thompson and a 2019 fifth-round draft pick from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick.
2019-02-11
Los Angeles Kings logo Trevor Lewis
Trevor Lewis
2019-02-09
Activated C Trevor Lewis from injured reserve.
2019-02-09
Los Angeles Kings logo Matt Luff
Matt Luff
2019-02-08
Assigned RW Matt Luff to Ontario (AHL).
2019-02-08
Los Angeles Kings logo Michael Amadio
Michael Amadio
2019-01-31
Recalled C Michael Amadio from Ontario (AHL).
2019-01-31
Los Angeles Kings logo Mark Fistric
Mark Fistric
2019-01-31
Recalled D Sean Walker from Ontario (AHL).
2019-01-31
Los Angeles Kings logo Austin Wagner
Austin Wagner
2019-01-31
Recalled LW Austin Wagner from Ontario (AHL).
2019-01-31
Los Angeles Kings logo Matt Luff
Matt Luff
2019-01-29
Recalled RW Matt Luff from Ontario (AHL).
2019-01-29
Los Angeles Kings logo Jake Muzzin
Jake Muzzin
2019-01-28
Toronto Maple Leafs Acquired D Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings for RW Carl Grundstrom, the rights to D Sean Durzi and a 2019 first-round draft pick.
2019-01-28
Los Angeles Kings logo Dominik Kubalik
Dominik Kubalik
2019-01-24
Chicago Blackhawks Acquired the rights to LW Dominik Kubalik from the Los Angeles Kings for 2019 fifth-round draft pick.
2019-01-24
Los Angeles Kings logo Austin Wagner
Austin Wagner
2019-01-22
Assigned LW Austin Wagner to Ontario (AHL).
2019-01-22
Los Angeles Kings logo Mark Fistric
Mark Fistric
2019-01-22
Assigned D Sean Walker to Ontario (AHL).
2019-01-22
Los Angeles Kings logo Matt Luff
Matt Luff
2019-01-21
Assigned RW Matt Luff to Ontario (AHL).
2019-01-21
Los Angeles Kings logo Nikita Scherbak
Nikita Scherbak
2019-01-07
Assigned RW Nikita Scherbak to Ontario (AHL).
2019-01-07
Los Angeles Kings logo Nikita Scherbak
Nikita Scherbak
2019-01-06
Waived RW Nikita Scherbak.
2019-01-06
Los Angeles Kings logo Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell
2018-12-31
Activated G Jack Campbell from injured reserve.
2018-12-31
Los Angeles Kings logo Michael Amadio
Michael Amadio
2018-12-30
Assigned C Michael Amadio to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-30
Los Angeles Kings logo Daniel Brickley
Daniel Brickley
2018-12-28
Assigned D Daniel Brickley to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-28
Los Angeles Kings logo Michael Amadio
Michael Amadio
2018-12-24
Assigned C Michael Amadio to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-24
Los Angeles Kings logo Daniel Brickley
Daniel Brickley
2018-12-24
Assigned D Daniel Brickley to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-24
Los Angeles Kings logo Mark Fistric
Mark Fistric
2018-12-24
Assigned C Sean Walker to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-24
Los Angeles Kings logo Mark Fistric
Mark Fistric
2018-12-21
Recalled D Sean Walker from Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-21
Los Angeles Kings logo Michael Amadio
Michael Amadio
2018-12-21
Recalled C Michael Amadio from Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-21
Los Angeles Kings logo Austin Wagner
Austin Wagner
2018-12-21
Recalled LW Austin Wagner from Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-21
Los Angeles Kings logo
2018-12-19
Loaned G Jack Crawford to Ontario (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
2018-12-19
Los Angeles Kings logo Mark Fistric
Mark Fistric
2018-12-19
Assigned D Sean Walker to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-19
Los Angeles Kings logo Michael Amadio
Michael Amadio
2018-12-19
Assigned C Michael Amadio to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-19
Los Angeles Kings logo Austin Wagner
Austin Wagner
2018-12-19
Assigned LW Austin Wagner to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-19
Los Angeles Kings logo Daniel Brickley
Daniel Brickley
2018-12-12
Recalled D Daniel Brickley from Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-12
Los Angeles Kings logo Mark Fistric
Mark Fistric
2018-12-10
Recalled D Sean Walker from Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-10
Los Angeles Kings logo Austin Wagner
Austin Wagner
2018-12-09
Recalled LW Austin Wagner from Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-09
Los Angeles Kings logo Austin Wagner
Austin Wagner
2018-12-07
Assigned LW Austin Wagner to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-07
Los Angeles Kings logo Sheldon Rempal
Sheldon Rempal
2018-12-04
Assigned RW Sheldon Rempal to Ontario (AHL).
2018-12-04
Los Angeles Kings logo Brendan Leipsic
Brendan Leipsic
2018-12-03
Acquired LW Brendan Leipsic off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.
2018-12-03
Los Angeles Kings logo Nikita Scherbak
Nikita Scherbak
2018-12-02
Acquired RW Nikita Scherbak off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.
2018-12-02
Los Angeles Kings logo Gabriel Vilardi
Gabriel Vilardi
2018-11-27
Loaned C Gabriel Vilardi to Ontario (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
2018-11-27
Los Angeles Kings logo Peter Budaj
Peter Budaj
2018-11-27
Assigned G Peter Budaj to Ontario (AHL).
2018-11-27

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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