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2015–16 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 2nd Pacific
Conference 5th Western
2015–16 record 48–28–6
Home record 26–12–3
Road record 22–16–3
Goals for 225
Goals against 195
General Manager Dean Lombardi
Coach Darryl Sutter
Captain Dustin Brown
Alternate captains Matt Greene
Jeff Carter
Anze Kopitar
Arena Staples Center
Average attendance 18,230
Team leaders
Goals Tyler Toffoli (31)
Assists Anze Kopitar (49)
Points Anze Kopitar (74)
Penalties in minutes Brayden McNabb (92)
Wins Jonathan Quick (40)
Goals against average Jhonas Enroth (2.17)

The 2015–16 Los Angeles Kings season was the 49th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[1] The season began on October 7, 2015 and ended on April 23, 2016, respectively, both against the San Jose Sharks.[2]

Off-seasonEdit

On June 29, 2015, the Kings announced that they had terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards due to "a material breach of his Standard Player's Contract."[3]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-SeasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2015–16 Schedule[2]

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

PlayoffsEdit

2016 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

Regular Season[5]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Kopitar, AnzeAnze Kopitar 81 25 49 74 34 16
Carter, JeffJeff Carter 77 24 38 62 18 20
Toffoli, TylerTyler Toffoli 82 31 27 58 35 20
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 81 20 35 55 26 79
Doughty, DrewDrew Doughty 82 14 37 51 24 52
Muzzin, JakeJake Muzzin 82 8 32 40 7 64
Pearson, TannerTanner Pearson 79 15 21 36 11 18
Martinez, AlecAlec Martinez 78 10 21 31 16 40
Brown, DustinDustin Brown 82 11 17 28 −5 30
Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik 54 12 10 22 −6 20
Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier

|| 42 || 10 || 7 || 17 || 1 || 20

Lewis, TrevorTrevor Lewis 75 8 8 16 −10 20
McNabb, BraydenBrayden McNabb 81 2 12 14 11 92
King, DwightDwight King 47 7 6 13 –6 24
Schenn, LukeLuke Schenn

|| 43 || 2 || 9 || 11 || 5 || 52

Andreoff, AndyAndy Andreoff 60 8 2 10 1 76
Shore, NickNick Shore 68 3 7 10 −10 32
Ehrhoff, ChristianChristian Ehrhoff

|| 40 || 2 || 8 || 10 || −10 || 32

McBain, JamieJamie McBain 44 2 7 9 2 6
Clifford, KyleKyle Clifford 56 3 6 9 −1 55
Scuderi, RobRob Scuderi

|| 21 || 0 || 6 || 6 || 9 || 2

Versteeg, KrisKris Versteeg

|| 14 || 4 || 1 || 5 || 6 || 9

Nolan, JordanJordan Nolan 52 0 5 5 0 38
Mersch, MichaelMichael Mersch 17 1 2 3 1 0
Forbort, DerekDerek Forbort 14 1 1 2 −1 17
Greene, MattMatt Greene 3 0 0 0 0 8
Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Dowd, NicNic Dowd 5 0 0 0 1 2
Gravel, KevinKevin Gravel 5 0 0 0 0 0
Weal, JordanJordan Weal

|| 10 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 2

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Muzzin, JakeJake Muzzin 5 1 4 5 1 2
Kopitar, AnzeAnze Kopitar 5 2 2 4 2 2
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 5 0 3 3 −2 4
Pearson, TannerTanner Pearson 5 1 2 3 −1 2
Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier 5 1 1 2 0 2
Carter, JeffJeff Carter 5 2 0 2 −5 4
Versteeg, KrisKris Versteeg 5 1 1 2 0 0
Lewis, TrevorTrevor Lewis 5 2 0 2 0 4
Schenn, LukeLuke Schenn 5 1 1 2 1 6
Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik 4 0 1 1 2 2
Brown, DustinDustin Brown 5 0 1 1 −2 4
King, DwightDwight King 5 0 1 1 1 2
Doughty, DrewDrew Doughty 5 0 1 1 −5 2
Clifford, KyleKyle Clifford 4 0 1 1 1 0
Toffoli, TylerTyler Toffoli 5 0 1 1 −5 2
Scuderi, RobRob Scuderi 5 0 0 0 0 2
McBain, JamieJamie McBain 4 0 0 0 0 2
Martinez, AlecAlec Martinez 1 0 0 0 0 0
McNabb, BraydenBrayden McNabb 5 0 0 0 −4 2
Andreoff, AndyAndy Andreoff 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shore, NickNick Shore 1 0 0 0 −1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[6]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick 68 68 4,034 40 23 5 149 2.22 1820 .918 5 0 3 10
Enroth, JhonasJhonas Enroth 16 13 856 7 5 1 31 2.17 398 .922 2 0 0 0
Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj 1 1 62 1 0 0 4 3.87 28 .857 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick 5 5 296 1 4 15 3.04 132 .886 0 0 0 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
Quick, J.J. Quick NHL Third Star of the Week[7] October 26, 2015
Quick, J.J. Quick NHL First Star of the Week[8] January 4, 2016
Doughty, D.D. Doughty NHL All-Star game selection[9] January 6, 2016
Quick, J.J. Quick NHL All-Star game selection[9] January 6, 2016
Kopitar, A.A. Kopitar NHL Third Star of the Week[10] January 18, 2016

Milestones Edit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Weal, J.J. Weal 1st career NHL game October 9, 2015


Transactions Edit

The Kings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2015–16 season:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26) To Boston Bruins
Martin Jones
Colin Miller
1st-round pick in 2015
To Los Angeles Kings
Milan Lucic
[11]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Philadelphia Flyers
4th-round pick in 2015
6th-round pick in 2016
To Los Angeles Kings
CBJ's 4th-round pick in 2015
[12]
October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06) To New Jersey Devils
Brian O'Neill
To Los Angeles Kings
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2017
[13]
January 6, 2016 (2016-01-06) To Philadelphia Flyers
Jordan Weal
3rd-round pick in 2016
To Los Angeles Kings
Vincent Lecavalier[Note 1]


Luke Schenn[Note 2]

[14]
February 26, 2016 (2016-02-26) To Chicago Blackhawks
Christian EhrhoffNote 3 
To Los Angeles Kings
Rob ScuderiNote 4 
[15]
February 28, 2016 (2016-02-28) To Carolina Hurricanes
Valentin Zykov
conditional 5th-round pick in 2016
To Los Angeles Kings
Kris Versteeg
[16]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Minnesota Wild
Scott Sabourin
To Los Angeles Kings
Brett Sutter
[17]
Notes
  • Note 1 Philadelphia to retain 50% ($2.25 million) of salary as part of trade.
  • Note 2 Philadelphia to retain 50% ($1.8 million) of salary as part of trade.
  • Note 3 Los Angeles to retain 15% ($225,000) of salary as part of trade.
  • Note 4 Chicago to retain 50% ($1.125 million) of salary as part of trade.

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Jhonas Enroth Dallas Stars 1 year, $1.25 million [18]
August 23, 2015 (2015-08-23) Christian Ehrhoff Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $1.5 million [19]
August 27, 2015 (2015-08-27) Damir Sharipzyanov Owen Sound Attack 3 years, entry-level contract [20]
October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09) Peter Budaj St. John's IceCaps 1 year, $575,000 [21]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Andrej Sekera Edmonton Oilers 6 years, $33 million [22]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Justin Williams Washington Capitals 2 years, $6.5 million [23]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Andrew Bodnarchuk Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $650,000 [24]
August 10, 2015 (2015-08-10) Jarret Stoll New York Rangers 1 year, $800,000 [25]
January 6, 2016 (2016-01-06) Mike Richards Washington Capitals 1 year, $1 million [26]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Jean-Francois Berube New York Islanders October 6, 2015 [27]

Lost via retirement Edit

Player Ref

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26) Tyler Toffoli 2 years, $6.5 million [28]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Kevin Gravel 2 years, $1.85 million [29]
July 5, 2015 (2015-07-05) Jamie McBain 1 year, $600,000 [30]
July 14, 2015 (2015-07-14) Erik Cernak 3 years, entry-level contract [31]
July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) Andy Andreoff 2 years, $1.175 million [32]
July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) Nick Shore 2 years, $1.2 million [33]
July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) Jordan Weal 1 year, $632,500 [33]
July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) Nic Dowd 1 year, $600,000 [33]
July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) Andrew Crescenzi 1 year, $605,000 [33]
July 16, 2015 Vincent LoVerde 2 years, $1.15 million [33]
August 10, 2015 (2015-08-10) Joel Lowry 2 years, entry-level contract [34]
March 2, 2016 (2016-03-02) Peter Budaj 1 year, contract extension [35]
June 4, 2016 (2016-06-04) Brayden McNabb 2 years [36]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Los Angeles Kings draft picks

Below are the Los Angeles Kings' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 26–27, 2015, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 43[a] Erik Cernak D Flag of Slovakia Slovakia HC Kosice (Slovak Extraliga)
3 74 Alexander Dergachyov C Flag of Russia Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (Russia Jr.)
4 99[b] Austin Wagner LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
5 134 Matt Schmalz RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
7 187[c] Chaz Reddekopp D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Victoria Royals (WHL)
7 194 Matt Roy LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Michigan Tech University (WCHA)
Draft notes[37]
Philadelphia previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on June 23, 2014 that sent Scott Hartnell to Columbus in exchange for R.J. Umberger and this pick.[40]
  • The Los Angeles Kings' fourth-round pick went to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent Columbus' fourth-round pick in 2015 to Los Angeles in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2016 and this pick.[12]
  • The Los Angeles Kings' sixth-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on July 16, 2013 that sent Daniel Carcillo to Los Angeles in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[41] The condition – Chicago will receive a sixth-round pick in 2015 if Carcillo plays less than 40 games with Los Angeles during the 2013–14 NHL season – was converted on January 4, 2014 when Carcillo was traded to the New York Rangers[42] after playing only 26 games with the Kings.[43]
  • c  The New Jersey Devils' seventh-round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on June 30, 2013 that sent a seventh-round pick in 2013 to New Jersey in exchange for this pick.[44]

ReferencesEdit

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  8. Quick, Doan and Letang named 'Stars of the Week'. NHL (January 4, 2016).
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  10. Kane, Bennett, Kopitar named 'Three Stars' of week. NHL (January 18, 2016).
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  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Harrington, Mike (2015-06-27). Philly trades No. 99 to Los Angeles for No. 104 and LA's 6th-round pick in 2016.. @BNHarrington.
  13. Brian O'Neill dealt to New Jersey, 23-man roster set. Los Angeles Kings (October 6, 2015).
  14. Kings Acquire Vincent Lecavalier And Luke Schenn From Philadelphia. Los Angeles Kings (January 6, 2016).
  15. Kings Acquire Defenseman Rob Scuderi From Chicago. Los Angeles Kings (February 26, 2016).
  16. Kings acquire forward Kris Versteeg from Carolina. Los Angeles Kings (February 28, 2016).
  17. Kings Acquire Forward Brett Sutter From Minnesota. Los Angeles Kings (February 29, 2016).
  18. Kings Agreed to terms with Goaltender Jhonas Enroth To One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2015.
  19. Kings Reach Agreement with D-man Christian Ehrhoff. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 23, 2015.
  20. Kings Sign Defenseman Damir Sharipzyanov To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 27, 2015.
  21. Kings Sign Goaltender Peter Budaj To One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on November 12, 2015.
  22. BLOG: Oilers agree to terms with Sekera. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  23. Capitals Sign Justin Williams. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  24. Columbus Blue Jackets - Blue Jackets sign defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  25. RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH JARRET STOLL. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2015.
  26. Capitals Agree to Terms with Mike Richards. capitals.nhl.com. Retrieved on January 6, 2016.
  27. Islanders Claim Berube. islanders.nhl.com (2015-10-06).
  28. Kings and Center Tyler Toffoli Agree To Terms On Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  29. Defenseman Kevin Gravel Signed to Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  30. McBain Sticking Around. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  31. Kings Sign Defenseman Erik Cernak To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  32. Kings Sign Forward Andy Andreoff To Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 15, 2015.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 Kings Sign Five Restricted Free Agents To New Contracts. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 16, 2015.
  34. Kings Sign Forward Joel Lowry To Two-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 12, 2015.
  35. Goaltender Peter Budaj Signed To A One-Year Contract Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 4, 2016.
  36. Kings Sign Defenseman Brayden McNabb To A Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 20, 2016.
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  39. Sabres trade Regehr to Kings. National Hockey League (April 1, 2013). Retrieved on April 1, 2013.
  40. Blue Jackets send Umberger to Flyers for Hartnell. National Hockey League (June 23, 2014). Retrieved on June 23, 2014.
  41. Blackhawks deal forward Carcillo to Kings. National Hockey League (July 16, 2013). Retrieved on July 16, 2013.
  42. Rangers Acquire Forward Daniel Carcillo. Retrieved on January 4, 2014.
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