Via a source, Amadio’s AHL salary is $150,000, with a 2019-20 guarantee of $250K. Roy’s AHL salary is $200K with a guarantee of $300K. Both players will be paid $700,000 in the second year of their contract regardless of whether they’re in the NHL or AHL.
I believe Brickley’s contract had been finalized late last week, at which point it was sounding like the majority would get done by Sunday or Monday. As shared then, Kempe’s wasn’t expected to be finalized at the time of the first announcement, though Rob Blake’s focus shifted to negotiations with his almost-23-year-old center after coming to terms with Alex Iafallo on a two-year, $4.85-million contract last week.
Today’s signings don’t affect this year’s projected financials greatly, nor should Kempe’s contract place undue strain on the team’s purse strings. As has been shared by LAKI, the team entered the off-season intending to spend in the general range of $77-to-79-million on payroll against what will be an $81.5M cap, so there’s no reason to lose sleep on where they stand against the cap ceiling as of right now.
Using the template I shared last week (based on CapFriendly’s financials), the team is now up to roughly $72.7M in commitments to 22 players in advance of Kempe’s new contract. As shared, the group below is simply one of many plausible roster scenarios. More importantly, if the team is still operating with a ceiling in the upper-70-million-range, they’d be able to add another piece or two. I’m not expecting them to, given their stated thrust to improve from within and get younger, but such an option exists.
Forwards (14 / $42,009,671): Kopitar, Kovalchuk, Brown, Carter, Toffoli, Iafallo, Lewis, Clifford, Grundstrom, Wagner, Luff, Prokhorkin, Amadio, Kempe (RFA)
Defense (7 / $20,470,000): Doughty, Martinez, Forbort, LaDue, Walker, MacDermid, Roy
Goalies (2 / $6,475,000): Quick, Campbell
Mike Richards Cap Recapture: $1,320,000; expires after 2019-20
Mike Richards termination: $250,000; expires after 2031-32 – details here
Dion Phaneuf Buyout: $2,187,000; fluid, expires after 2022-23 – details here
Total, Prior to Kempe’s RFA Contracts: $72,711,171
2019-20 Salary Cap: $81,500,000
The vitals, via the LA Kings:
The 23-year-old Amadio (born May 13, 1996) played in 43 games last season with the Kings, recording 13 points (6-7=13) and six penalty minutes. He also appeared in 28 games with the Ontario Reign (AHL), where he registered 26 points (8-18=26), a plus-6 rating and 12 penalty minutes.
Selected by the Kings in the third-round (90th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Amadio has appeared in 80 games with the Kings over the last two years, posting 21 points (10-11=21) and 14 penalty minutes.
The 24-year-old Brickley (born March 30, 1995) appeared in all four games last season for the Kings, posting one point (0-1=1). He also appeared in 42 games with the Reign, posting 12 points (2-10=12) and 22 penalty minutes.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent out of Minnesota State (NCAA) by the Kings in March of 2018, the Sandy, Utah native has appeared in five NHL games, all with Los Angeles, posting two points (0-2=2).
The 24-year-old Roy (born March 1, 1995) made his NHL debut this season. He appeared in 25 games for the Kings and tallied six points (2-4=6) and eight penalty minutes. He played in 45 games for the Reign, posting 29 points (8-21=29) and 17 penalty minutes.
Selected by the Kings in the seventh-round (194th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Roy has appeared in 102 AHL games with the Reign over the last three seasons, posting 47 points (12-35=47) and 47 penalty minutes.
The 23-year-old Rempal (born August 7, 1995) made his NHL debut this season. He appeared in seven games for the Kings and an additional 49 games with the Reign, posting 40 points (15-25=40) and 25 penalty minutes with Ontario.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent out of Clarkson University (NCAA) by the Kings in March of 2018, Rempal is a native of Calgary.
–Lead photo via Jeff Vinnick/NHLI