Player Evaluations

Player evaluation: Stoll

JARRET STOLL This season: 73 games, 6 goals, 11 assists, 17 points, 58 penalty minutes, +3 rating, 15:29 time on ice. The good: Jarret Stoll served as the third line checking center on a premier checking team that allowed the fewest shots against in the league. No longer the reliable secondary s... Read More

Player evaluation: Brown

DUSTIN BROWN This season: 82 games, 11 goals, 16 assists, 27 points, 26 penalty minutes, -17 rating, 16:31 time on ice The good: He’s not necessarily a “rah-rah”-type, but Dustin Brown is a conduit of the team’s emotional distribution and one of the league’s familiar north-south hustle forwards.... Read More

Player evaluation: Lewis

TREVOR LEWIS This season: 73 games, 9 goals, 16 assists, 25 points, 14 penalty minutes, +8 rating, 14:06 time on ice The good: Let’s just get the word out there: versatile. Trevor Lewis is versatile. He plays all three positions, and he’s capable of playing up and down all four forward lines. He... Read More

Player evaluation: Andreoff

ANDY ANDREOFF This season: 18 games, 2 goals, 1 assists, 3 points, 18 penalty minutes, +1 rating, 8:34 time on ice The good: Andy Andreoff cracked the Kings’ roster in a depth role as a waiver-eligible player who could have been claimed by another team had the Kings been inclined to assign him t... Read More

Player evaluation: Williams

JUSTIN WILLIAMS This season: 81 games, 18 goals, 23 assists, 41 points, 29 penalty minutes, +8 rating, 15:49 time on ice The good: Before analyzing Justin Williams’ campaign, it’s worth understanding that in 2014-15 the forward that he saw the most time with was Jarret Stoll, and in all previous... Read More

Player evaluation: Clifford

KYLE CLIFFORD This season: 80 games, 6 goals, 9 assists, 15 points, 87 penalty minutes, +5 rating, 10:44 time on ice The good: Kyle Clifford put together another Kyle Clifford-like season, showing versatility up and down the left side of the lineup while contributing, for the most part, honest a... Read More

Player evaluation: Gaborik

MARIAN GABORIK This season: 69 games, 27 goals, 20 assists, 47 points, 16 penalty minutes, +7 rating, 16:55 time on ice The good: Whether or not it was due to a preseason muscle injury or the limited recovery time afforded by a deep Stanley Cup run, Marian Gaborik did not exactly break out of th... Read More

Player evaluation: Kopitar

ANZE KOPITAR This season: 79 games, 16 goals, 48 assists, 64 points, 10 penalty minutes, -2 rating, 19:23 time on ice The good: Anze Kopitar is working on two streaks. He has led the Kings in scoring for eight consecutive years and is now, for the second straight season, a Selke Trophy finalist.... Read More

Player evaluation: Richards

MIKE RICHARDS This season: 53 games, 5 goals, 11 assists, 16 points, 39 penalty minutes, -10 rating, 13:22 time on ice The good: Through the first month and a half of the season, Mike Richards appeared to perhaps show that he was ready and capable to emerge from a personal down year and elevate ... Read More

Player evaluation: Doughty

DREW DOUGHTY This season: 82 games, 7 goal, 39 assists, 46 points, 56 penalty minutes, +3 rating, 29:00 time on ice The good: During the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, Darryl Sutter characterized how Drew Doughty would grow and improve. He referenced managing ice time, selecting better shots, improving... Read More

Player evaluation: Sekera

ANDREJ SEKERA This season: 16 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points, 6 penalty minutes, +4 rating, 19:12 time on ice (with Los Angeles); 73 games, 3 goals, 20 assists, 23 points, 14 penalty minutes, -3 rating, 21:59 time on ice (total); The good: The Kings knew what they were getting when they trad... Read More

Player evaluation: McBain

JAMIE MCBAIN This season: 26 games, 3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points, 4 penalty minutes, +4 rating, 12:41 time on ice. The good: Jamie McBain was used during three different spurts: eight straight games between November 12 and 29, seven games in an eight-game span between December 20 and January 8, ... Read More