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2014–15 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 9th Western
2014–15 record 40–27–15
Home record 25–9–7
Road record 15–18–8
Goals for 220
Goals against 205
General Manager Dean Lombardi
Coach Darryl Sutter
Captain Dustin Brown
Alternate captains Matt Greene
Anze Kopitar
Arena Staples Center
Average attendance 18,265[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Jeff Carter (28)
Assists Anze Kopitar (48)
Points Anze Kopitar (64)
Penalties in minutes Kyle Clifford (87)
Wins Jonathan Quick (36)
Goals against average Jonathan Quick (2.24)

The 2014–15 Los Angeles Kings season was the 48th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[2] The Kings failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2008-09 season, becoming the first team since the 2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes to fail to qualify for the playoffs after winning the Stanley Cup the previous season.

Off-seasonEdit

Training camp Edit

Regular season Edit

The team entered the regular season as the defending champions. Having won two Stanley Cup championships in the last three years, the Kings entered were the early favorites to retain their title. Again, however, Los Angeles' post-championship home opener was a defeat, this time a 4–0 blowout to cross-state rival San Jose Sharks. The following game was an overtime defeat to the Arizona Coyotes, followed by a home win against the Winnipeg Jets. During the season, the Kings took part in their second outdoor game, this time visiting the Sharks at Levi's Stadium for the 2015 NHL Stadium Series. The Kings struggled often during the season, with scoring slumps, defensemen losing games to injury and suspensions and frequent road losses. LA Kings at least had a lackluster of play. But the end of the season, they were caught and missed the playoffs by two points.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Pacific Division (Top 3)
Anaheim Ducksx y 82 51 24 2 5 236 226 109
Vancouver Canucksx 82 48 29 3 2 242 222 101
Calgary Flamesx 82 45 30 4 3 241 216 97
Western Conference Wildcard (Top 2 qualify)
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 7 8 220 205 95
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90
San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 3 6 228 232 89
Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 7 7 198 283 62
Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 3 5 170 272 56

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy

Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Slava Voynov Suspended indefinitely pending a formal investigation by the National Hockey League of an arrest of charges of domestic violence. N/A N/A October 20, 2014[3]
Jordan Nolan Boarding on Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm during NHL game No. 149 in Detroit on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 3:53 of the third period. 2 games $17,073.18 November 2, 2014[4]
Team Violating the terms of defenseman Slava Voynov's suspension. $100,000.00 December 2, 2014[5]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Final Stats[6]

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Kopitar, AnzeAnze Kopitar 79 16 48 64 −2 10
Carter, JeffJeff Carter 82 28 34 62 7 28
Toffoli, TylerTyler Toffoli 76 23 26 49 25 37
Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik 69 27 20 47 7 16
Doughty, DrewDrew Doughty 82 7 39 46 3 56
Williams, JustinJustin Williams 81 18 23 41 8 29
Muzzin, JakeJake Muzzin 76 10 31 41 −4 22
Brown, DustinDustin Brown 82 11 16 27 −17 26
King, DwightDwight King 81 13 13 26 −3 21
Lewis, TrevorTrevor Lewis 73 9 16 25 8 14
McNabb, BraydenBrayden McNabb 71 2 22 24 11 52
Martinez, AlecAlec Martinez 56 6 16 22 9 10
Stoll, JarretJarret Stoll 73 6 11 17 3 58
Richards, MikeMike Richards 53 5 11 16 −10 39
Pearson, TannerTanner Pearson 42 12 4 16 14 14
Clifford, KyleKyle Clifford 80 6 9 15 5 87
Regehr, RobynRobyn Regehr 67 3 10 13 10 45
Greene, MattMatt Greene 82 3 6 9 1 54
McBain, JamieJamie McBain 26 3 6 9 4 4
Nolan, JordanJordan Nolan 60 6 3 9 −6 54
Shore, NickNick Shore 34 1 6 7 0 10
Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera

|| 16 || 1 || 3 || 4 || 4 || 6

Andreoff, AndyAndy Andreoff 18 2 1 3 1 18
Voynov, SlavaSlava Voynov 6 0 2 2 0 2
Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz 9 0 1 1 1 4
Van der Gulik, DavidDavid Van der Gulik 1 0 0 0 0 0

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; GS = Games Started; TOI = Time on Ice; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SV = Saves; SA = Shots Against; SV% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts; G = Goals; A = Assists; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Final stats[7]

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick 72 71 4184 36 22 13 156 2.24 1896 .918 6 0 1 18
Jones, MartinMartin Jones 15 11 775 4 5 2 29 2.25 307 .906 3 0 1 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Kings. Stats reflect time with the Kings only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Kings only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Notable achievements Edit

Awards Edit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Carter, J.J. Carter NHL First Star of the Week[8] October 27, 2014
Pearson, T.T. Pearson NHL Rookie of the Month[9] November 3, 2014
Kopitar, A.A. Kopitar NHL First Star of the Week[10] December 22, 2014
Doughty, D.D. Doughty NHL All-Star game selection[11] January 10, 2015
Kopitar, A.A. Kopitar NHL All-Star game selection[11] January 10, 2015
Pearson, T.T. Pearson NHL All-Star game rookie selection[11] January 10, 2015
Doughty, D.D. Doughty NHL All-Star game assistant captain[12] January 14, 2015
Toffoli, T.T. Toffoli NHL Second Star of the Week[13] February 16, 2015
Quick, J.J. Quick NHL First Star of the Week[14] February 23, 2015

Milestones Edit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Andreoff, A.A. Andreoff 1st career NHL game October 14, 2014
Quick, J.J. Quick 20,000 career NHL minutes October 26, 2014
Brown, D.D. Brown 200th career NHL goal November 26, 2014
Clifford, K.K. Clifford 300th career NHL game November 29, 2014
Toffoli, T.T. Toffoli 100th career NHL game December 9, 2014
Lewis, T.T. Lewis 300th career NHL game December 18, 2014
Schultz, J.J. Schultz 400th career NHL game December 29, 2014
Richards, M.M. Richards 300th career NHL assist January 1, 2015
M. Richards 700th career NHL game January 12, 2015
King, D.D. King 200th career NHL game January 14, 2015
Shore, N.N. Shore 1st career NHL game January 17, 2015
N. Shore 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
January 21, 2015
McBain, J.J. McBain 100th career NHL point February 5, 2015
T. Toffoli 1st career NHL hat-trick February 12, 2015
Carter, J.J. Carter 500th career NHL point February 12, 2015
Doughty, D.D. Doughty 500th career NHL game February 21, 2015
J. Quick 200th career NHL win February 21, 2015
J. McBain 300th career NHL game February 24, 2015
Williams, J.J. Williams 900th career NHL game March 5, 2015
J. Carter 700th career NHL game March 5, 2015
McNabb, B.B. McNabb 100th career NHL game March 16, 2015
A. Andreoff 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
March 16, 2015
Kopitar, A.A. Kopitar 600th career NHL point March 21, 2015
J. Quick 400th career NHL game March 26, 2015
Muzzin, J.J. Muzzin 200th career NHL game March 26, 2015
N. Shore 1st career NHL goal March 26, 2015

Transactions Edit

The Kings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season:

TradesEdit

June 28, 2014[15] To Vancouver Canucks
Linden Vey
To Los Angeles Kings
TBL's 2nd-round pick in 2014
February 25, 2015[16] To Carolina Hurricanes
Roland McKeown
conditional 1st-round pick in 2015
To Los Angeles Kings
Andrej Sekera

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Adam Cracknell St. Louis Blues 1 year, $600,000 [17]
July 1, 2014 David Van der Gulik Colorado Avalanche 1 year, $550,000 [17]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Willie Mitchell Florida Panthers 2 years, $8.5 million [18]
July 1, 2014 Andrew Campbell Arizona Coyotes 1 year, $550,000 [19]
September 5, 2014 Colin Fraser St. Louis Blues 1 year [20]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Adam Cracknell[21] Columbus Blue Jackets October 7, 2014

Lost via retirement Edit

Player

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 30, 2014 Jeff Schultz 2 years, $1.7 million [22]
July 14, 2014 Brayden McNabb 2 years, $1.3 million [23]
July 14, 2014 Andy Andreoff 1 year, $550,000 [23]
July 15, 2014 Jean-Francois Berube 2 years, $1.125 million [24]
July 30, 2014 Dwight King 3 years, $5.85 million [25]
October 5, 2014 Justin Auger 3 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [26]
October 5, 2014 Zachary Leslie 3 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [26]
October 15, 2014 Jake Muzzin 5 years, $20 million [27]
February 24, 2015 Jordan Nolan 3 years, $2.85 million contract extension [28]
February 25, 2015 Kyle Clifford 5 years, $8 million contract extension [29]
April 2, 2015 Jonny Brodzinski 2 years, entry-level contract [30]
April 2, 2015 Tanner Pearson 2 years, $2.8 million contract extension [31]
April 15, 2015 Adrian Kempe 3 years, entry-level contract [32]

Draft picks Edit

See also: List of Los Angeles Kings draft picks

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 27–28, 2014, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[33]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 29 Adrian Kempe LW Flag of Sweden Sweden MODO (Sweden)
2 50a  Roland McKeowin D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
2 60b  Alex Lintuniemi D Flag of Finland Finland Ottawa 67's (OHL)
3 90 Michael Amadio C Flag of Canada.svg Canada North Bay Battalion (OHL)
4 120 Steven Johnson D Flag of the United States United States Omaha Lancers (USHL)
5 150 Alec Dillion G Flag of Canada.svg Canada Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
6 157c  Jake Marchment C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
6 180 Matthew Mistele LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
7 209d  Spencer Watson RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
7 210 Jacob Middleton D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
Draft notes[34]

The Tampa Bay Lightning's second-round pick (previously acquired by the Vancouver Canucks) went to the Los Angeles Kings as a result of a trade on June 28, 2014, that sent Linden Vey to the Canucks in exchange for this pick.[15]

The Carolina Hurricanes' sixth-round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as a result of a January 13, 2013, trade that sent Kevin Westgarth to the Hurricanes in exchange for Anthony Stewart, a 2013 fourth-round pick (#96–Kyle Platzer) and this pick.[37]

The New York Rangers' seventh-round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as a result of a January 4, 2014, trade that sent Daniel Carcillo to the Rangers in exchange for this pick.[38]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN.
  2. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 69. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  3. Kings defenseman Voynov suspended indefinitely. NHL (October 20, 2014).
  4. Kings' Nolan suspended two games for boarding. NHL (November 2, 2014).
  5. Kings fined $100,000 for violating terms of Voynov ban. NHL (December 2, 2014).
  6. 2014–2015 Regular Season Stats – Points – Los Angeles Kings – Statistics. National Hockey League. Retrieved on March 17, 2015.
  7. Los Angeles Kings Stats – 2014–15. ESPN.com. Retrieved on October 9, 2013.
  8. Carter, Scrivens and Nielsen named 'Three Stars'. NHL (October 27, 2014).
  9. Kings' Pearson named NHL Rookie of the Month. NHL (November 3, 2014).
  10. Kopitar, Voracek and Fleury named stars of the week. NHL (December 22, 2014).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  12. Foligno, Toews named NHL All-Star Game captains. NHL (January 14, 2015).
  13. Hossa, Toffoli and Rinne named stars of the week. NHL (February 16, 2015).
  14. Quick, Sedin and Pacioretty named stars of the week. NHL (February 23, 2015).
  15. 15.0 15.1 Canucks acquire Linden Vey from Kings. Vancouver Canucks (June 28, 2014).
  16. Kings Acquire Andrej Sekera From Carolina. Vancouver Canucks (February 25, 2015).
  17. 17.0 17.1 Kings Sign Adam Cracknell And David Van Der Gulik To One-Year Contracts
  18. D Willie Mitchell Agrees to Two-Year Contract with Florida Panthers
  19. Coyotes Sign Bolduc, Campbell, Hodgman, McKenna & Reese
  20. Blues Sign Fraser to One-Year Deal
  21. Blue Jackets claim Adam Cracknell on waivers from Los Angeles; place Brandon Dubinsky on injured reserve
  22. Kings Sign Defenseman Jeff Schultz To A Two-Year Contract
  23. 23.0 23.1 Kings Agree To Terms On New Contracts For Brayden McNabb And Andy Andreoff
  24. Kings Agree To Terms On A New Contract For Jean-Francois Berube
  25. Kings and Dwight King agree to terms on a new three-year contract
  26. 26.0 26.1 Auger, Leslie Ink Three-Year Entry Level Contracts
  27. Kings Sign Defenseman Jake Muzzin To Five-Year Contract Extension
  28. Kings Sign Forward Jordan Nolan To Three-Year Contract Extension
  29. Kings Sign Forward Kyle Clifford To Five-Year Contract Extension
  30. St. Cloud Forward Jonny Brodzinski Signs Two-Year Entry-Level Contract
  31. Tanner Pearson Signs A Two-Year Contract Extension
  32. 2014 1st Round Pick Adrian Kempe Signed To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract
  33. NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2014.
  34. 2014 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on April 17, 2014.
  35. Kings acquire McNabb in multiplayer trade. National Hockey League (March 5, 2014). Retrieved on March 5, 2014.
  36. Sabres trade Regehr to Kings. National Hockey League (April 1, 2013). Retrieved on April 1, 2013.
  37. Hurricanes swap Westgarth for Anthony Stewart. National Hockey League (January 13, 2013). Retrieved on January 13, 2013.
  38. Kings and NY Rangers Announce Trade. Los Angeles Kings (January 4, 2014).
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