Richards figures reported; effect on Kings cap revealed - LA Kings Insider

In the wake of the settlement between the Los Angeles Kings and Mike Richards, it was already clear that the Kings would be dinged a cap recapture penalty of $1.32 million through the 2019-20 season plus an extended annual rate based off the negotiated settlement. On Thursday evening, Elliotte Friedman reported that the total payout to Richards will be $10.5 million (of the $22 million that had been remaining on the contract at the time of its termination), and the payout would be spread annually and unevenly through the 2031-32 season, not 2030-31.

Via Friedman, the Kings’ cap hit per season will be as follows:

2015-16: $3.12 million
2016-17: $1.57 million
2017-18: $1.57 million
2018-19: $1.57 million
2019-20: $1.57 million
2020-21: $700,000
2021-22: $900,000
2022-23: $900,000
2023-24: $700,000
2024-25: $700,000
2025-26: $600,000
2026-27: $600,000
2027-28: $600,000
2028-29: $600,000
2029-30: $500,000
2030-31: $500,000
2031-32: $400,000

With Richards’ numbers now accounted for, Los Angeles now has a $69.34M total cap hit and roughly $2.06M of cap space, based on financials provided by General Fanager.

For 2016-17, the Kings have allotted roughly $49.03M to 14 players, based on financial information available at War-on-Ice. Anze Kopitar, Milan Lucic, Trevor Lewis, Christian Ehrhoff, Jhonas Enroth, Jeff Schultz, Jamie McBain and Peter Budaj are eligible to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, while Brayden McNabb and Jordan Weal are bound for restricted free agency.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.