Kings roster and salary chart: 2016 offseason - LA Kings Insider

When running LA Kings Insider, Rich Hammond used to compile helpful salary charts upon the conclusion of the season as a reference point that aided in the consideration and speculation that comes in advance of the significant player movement in late June and early July. (A more visual and comprehensive depiction of the Kings’ salary commitments is available at General Fanager, while this cheat sheet helps describe protections afforded to restricted free agents, the process of qualifying RFAs, and how offer sheets work.)

Los Angeles has allocated $63.143M to 18 players for the 2016-17 season, dollar figures that include Mike Richards’ cap recapture and settlement but not the retention-affected $2.25M cap hit for Vincent Lecavalier, who has confirmed that he is retiring. Teams may have up to 23 players on the active roster, while next season’s salary cap has been projected at around $74-million, assuming the players vote to implement the 5% escalator clause. A rebounding Canadian dollar backs the $74-million cap, the projection of which may have appeared a bit rosy when presented at prior meetings amongst the Board of Governors (where Commissioner Gary Bettman had disclosed a raise in the “range” of three-million dollars) and general managers. The 2015-16 salary cap was $71.4-million, which represented a $2.4M increase from 2014-15.

Expiring July 1, 2016
Milan Lucic
Kris Versteeg
Trevor Lewis
Luke Schenn
Jamie McBain
Jhonas Enroth
Jeff Schultz
Brett Sutter
Nic Dowd (RFA)
Brayden McNabb (RFA)
Derek Forbort (RFA)
Patrik Bartosak (RFA)*
Andrew Crescenzi (RFA)
Maxim Kitsyn (RFA)
Alex Roach (RFA)

Expiring After 2016-17 (Cap Hit)
Dwight King (1.95M)
Rob Scuderi (1.13M)
Peter Budaj (600K)
Vincent LoVerde (575K)
Tyler Toffoli (RFA / 3.25M)
Tanner Pearson (RFA / 1.4M)
Nick Shore (RFA / 600K)
Andy Andreoff (RFA / 588K)
Kevin Gravel (RFA / 668K)
Jonny Brodzinski (RFA / 809K)
Michael Mersch (RFA / 787K)
Nick Ebert (RFA / 692K)
Joel Lowry (RFA / 675K)
Justin Auger (RFA / 617K)
Zach Leslie (RFA / 617K)
Kurtis MacDermid (RFA / 578K)

Expiring After 2017-18 (Cap Hit)
Vincent Lecavalier (2.25M)**
Matt Greene (2.5M)
Jordan Nolan (950K)
Adrian Kempe (RFA / 925K)
Erik Cernak (RFA / 733K)
Alex Lintuniemi (RFA / 729K)
Damir Sharipzyanov (RFA / 625K)

Expiring After 2018-19 (Cap Hit)
Drew Doughty (7M)
Michael Amadio (RFA / 718K)
Spencer Watson (RFA / 706K)

Expiring After 2019-20 (Cap Hit)
Kyle Clifford (1.6M)
Jake Muzzin (4M)

Expiring After 2020-21 (Cap Hit)
Alec Martinez (4M)
Marian Gaborik (4.88M)

Expiring After 2021-22 (Cap Hit)
Dustin Brown (5.88M)
Jeff Carter (5.27M)

Expiring After 2022-23 (Cap Hit)
Jonathan Quick (5.8M)

Expiring After 2023-24 (Cap Hit)
Anze Kopitar (10M)

*Currently under team suspension
**Has indicated he will retire; no cap recapture penalties would affect Los Angeles or Philadelphia

Financial reference courtesy of General Fanager

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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.