Kings don't qualify Quailer, Livingston, Parker - LA Kings Insider

The Los Angeles Kings will not qualify restricted free agents Steve Qualier, James Livingston and Jonathan Parker, who will become unrestricted free agents tomorrow.

Quailer, 24, had six points (3-3=6) in 19 games and one assist in four playoff games with AHL-Manchester after being acquired from Montreal in exchange for Robbie Czarnik. The 6-foot-4, 210 pound forward was originally selected in the third round of the 2008 draft by the Canadiens.

Livingston, 24, had eight points (4-4=8) in 14 games and was held scoreless in four playoff games with AHL-Manchester after being acquired from San Jose in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in 2016. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound forward was originally selected in the third round of the 2008 draft by St. Louis.

Parker, a 22-year-old Solana Beach native and former Junior King, had six points (2-4=6) in seven games and one assist in two playoff games with ECHL-Ontario. The 5-foot-11, 192 pound forward was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by Buffalo in 2011 and was acquired by Los Angeles along with Brayden McNabb and two draft picks in the trade that sent Hudson Fasching and Nicolas Deslauriers to the Sabres.

With Quailer, Livingston and Parker not qualified, expect the Kings to qualify restricted free agents Dwight King, Brayden McNabb, Andy Andreoff and J.F. Berube.

UPDATE: King, McNabb, Andreoff and Berube have been qualified.

By qualifying a player, a team indicates its intention to maintain their rights. It’s explained well here by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. Should any team sign King, Andreoff or Berube to an offer sheet (which in almost all certainty won’t happen), the Kings would have the ability to match the terms of the offer sheet or let the player walk while receiving compensation in the form of draft picks (with the draft picks being determined by the average annual value of the offer sheet).

The Kings are free to negotiate new contracts with King, Andreoff and Berube in this process.

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.