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2017–18 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 7th Western
2017–18 record 45–29–8
Home record 23–15–3
Road record 22–14–5
Goals for 239
Goals against 203
General Manager Rob Blake
Coach John Stevens
Captain Anze Kopitar
Alternate captains Jeff Carter
Drew Doughty
Arena Staples Center
Team leaders
Goals Anze Kopitar (35)
Assists Anze Kopitar (57)
Points Anze Kopitar (92)
Penalties in minutes Dustin Brown (58)
Wins Jonathan Quick (33)
Goals against average Jonathan Quick (2.40)

The 2017–18 Los Angeles Kings season was the 51st season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[1] The Kings made the playoffs, but were swept by the Vegas Golden Knights in the First Round.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The Kings announced their preseason schedule on June 15, 2017.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

The team's regular season schedule was released on June 22, 2017.[4]

2017–18 game log

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

PlayoffsEdit

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final Stats[5]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Kopitar, AnzeAnze Kopitar 82 35 57 92 21 20
Brown, DustinDustin Brown 81 28 33 61 31 58
Doughty, DrewDrew Doughty 82 10 50 60 23 54
Toffoli, TylerTyler Toffoli 82 24 23 47 9 16
Muzzin, JakeJake Muzzin 74 8 34 42 10 40
Pearson, TannerTanner Pearson 82 15 25 40 11 27
Kempe, AdrianAdrian Kempe 81 16 21 37 11 49
Lewis, TrevorTrevor Lewis 68 14 12 26 –6 25
Martinez, AlecAlec Martinez 77 9 16 25 3 34
Iafallo, AlexAlex Iafallo 75 9 16 25 10 12
Carter, JeffJeff Carter 27 13 9 22 4 2
Forbort, DerekDerek Forbort 78 1 17 18 18 49
Shore, NickNick Shore

|| 49 || 4 || 11 || 15 || –4 || 12

Gáborík, MariánMarián Gáborík

|| 30 || 7 || 7 || 14 || 9 || 18

Folin, ChristianChristian Folin 65 3 10 13 1 30
Mitchell, TorreyTorrey Mitchell

|| 49 || 6 || 5 || 11 || –5 || 28

Clifford, KyleKyle Clifford 50 6 4 10 –4 48
Phaneuf, DionDion Phaneuf

|| 26 || 3 || 7 || 10 || –7 || 15

Andreoff, AndyAndy Andreoff 45 3 6 9 −6 50
Fantenberg, OscarOscar Fantenberg 27 2 7 9 2 11
Amadio, MichaelMichael Amadio 37 4 4 8 –2 8
Cammalleri, MichaelMichael Cammalleri

|| 15 || 3 || 4 || 7 || 1 || 4

Brodzinski, JonnyJonny Brodzinski 35 4 2 6 4 6
Rieder, TobiasTobias Rieder

|| 20 || 4 || 2 || 6 || –1 || 0

Thompson, NateNate Thompson

|| 26 || 1 || 5 || 6 || –1 || 10

Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen

|| 18 || 1 || 4 || 5 || 0 || 4

LaDue, PaulPaul LaDue 12 3 1 4 5 6
MacDermid, KurtisKurtis MacDermid 34 1 3 4 –4 57
Gravel, KevinKevin Gravel 16 0 3 3 –3 2
Brickley, DanielDaniel Brickley 1 0 1 1 1 0
Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich 12 0 1 1 –5 6
Dowd, NicNic Dowd

|| 16 || 0 || 1 || 1 || −3 || 12

Crescenzi, AndrewAndrew Crescenzi 2 0 0 0 0 2
Auger, JustinJustin Auger 2 0 0 0 –1 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Kopitar, AnzeAnze Kopitar 4 1 1 2 0 0
Iafallo, AlexAlex Iafallo 3 1 0 1 –1 0
LaDue, PaulPaul LaDue 2 1 0 1 0 0
Phaneuf, DionDion Phaneuf 4 0 1 1 –1 4
Brown, DustinDustin Brown 4 0 1 1 1 4
Fantenberg, OscarOscar Fantenberg 4 0 1 1 0 2
Amadio, MichaelMichael Amadio 1 0 1 1 0 0
Martinez, AlecAlec Martinez 4 0 0 0 –2 0
Lewis, TrevorTrevor Lewis 4 0 0 0 –2 4
Pearson, TannerTanner Pearson 4 0 0 0 –1 0
Carter, JeffJeff Carter 4 0 0 0 0 2
Thompson, NateNate Thompson 4 0 0 0 –1 0
Mitchell, TorreyTorrey Mitchell 4 0 0 0 –1 0
Folin, ChristianChristian Folin 4 0 0 0 –4 0
Kempe, AdrianAdrian Kempe 4 0 0 0 –2 2
Toffoli, TylerTyler Toffoli 4 0 0 0 –1 0
Muzzin, JakeJake Muzzin 2 0 0 0 –1 2
Rieder, TobiasTobias Rieder 4 0 0 0 –1 0
Gravel, KevinKevin Gravel 1 0 0 0 –1 0
Doughty, DrewDrew Doughty 3 0 0 0 1 0
Clifford, KyleKyle Clifford 4 0 0 0 –2 6

Goaltenders
Regular season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick 64 63 3,677:05 33 28 3 147 2.40 1,867 .921 5 0 4 10
Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper

|| 19 || 15 || 999:13 || 10 || 1 || 3 || 35 || 2.10 || 516 || .932 || 3 || 0 || 1 || 0

Campbell, JackJack Campbell 5 4 266:37 2 0 2 11 2.48 145 .924 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick 4 4 271:26 0 4 7 1.55 131 .947 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

TransactionsEdit

The Kings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14) To Edmonton Oilers
Michael Cammalleri
To Los Angeles Kings
Jussi Jokinen
[6]
November 23, 2017 (2017-11-23) To Montreal Canadiens
Conditional 5th-round draft pick in 2018
To Los Angeles Kings
Torrey Mitchell
[7]
December 7, 2017 (2017-12-07) To Vancouver Canucks
Nic Dowd
To Los Angeles Kings
Jordan Subban
[8]
January 22, 2018 (2018-01-22) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jeff Zatkoff
To Los Angeles Kings
Future considerations
[9]
February 5, 2018 (2018-02-05) To Vegas Golden Knights
Zachary Leslie
To Los Angeles Kings
Future considerations
[10]
February 13, 2018 (2018-02-13) To Ottawa Senators
Marian Gaborik
Nick Shore
To Los Angeles Kings
Dion Phaneuf
Nate Thompson
[11]
February 21, 2018 (2018-02-21) To Arizona Coyotes
Darcy Kuemper
To Los Angeles Kings
Tobias Rieder[Note 1]


Scott Wedgewood

[12]
June 13, 2018 (2018-06-13) To Tampa Bay Lightning
Andy Andreoff
To Los Angeles Kings
Peter Budaj
[13]

Notes:

  • Note 1  Arizona to retain 15% of salary as part of trade.

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Michael Cammalleri New Jersey Devils 1-year, $1 million [14]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Stepan Falkovsky Stockton Heat 3-year, $2.095 million entry-level contract [15]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Christian Folin Minnesota Wild 1-year, $850,000 [16]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Darcy Kuemper Minnesota Wild 1-year, $650,000 [17]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Cal Petersen Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract [18]
October 19, 2017 (2017-10-19) Brooks Laich Toronto Maple Leafs 1-year, $650,000 [19]
November 27, 2017 (2017-11-27) Austin Strand Seattle Thunderbirds 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [20]
December 8, 2017 (2017-12-08) Cole Kehler Portland Winterhawks 3-year, $2.35 million entry-level contract [21]
March 29, 2018 (2018-03-29) Daniel Brickley Minnesota State Mavericks 2-year, $2.7 million entry-level contract [22]
March 30, 2018 (2018-03-30) Sheldon Rempal Clarkson Golden Knights 2-year, $2.7 million entry-level contract [23]
May 1, 2018 (2018-05-01) Brad Morrison Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-year, $2.23 million entry-level contract [24]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Vincent LoVerde Toronto Maple Leafs 2-year, $1.45 million [25]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Cameron Schilling Winnipeg Jets 1-year, $650,000 [26]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Zach Trotman Pittsburgh Penguins 1-year, $650,000 [25]
August 3, 2017 (2017-08-03) Patrick Bjorkstrand KooKoo 1-year [27]
October 11, 2017 (2017-10-11) Joel Lowry Manchester Monarchs 1-year [28]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref
Jordan Nolan Buffalo Sabres September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27) [29]
Jussi Jokinen Columbus Blue Jackets January 17, 2018 (2018-01-17) [30]

Players releasedEdit

Date Player Via Ref
November 26, 2017 (2017-11-26) Brooks Laich Contract termination [31]

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 24, 2017 (2017-06-24) Andy Andreoff 2-year, $1.355 million [32]
July 6, 2017 (2017-07-06) Nick Shore 1-year, $925,000 [33]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Justin Auger 1-year, $650,000 [34]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Jonny Brodzinski 2-year, $1.3 million [35]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Andrew Crescenzi 1-year, $650,000 [34]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Kevin Gravel 1-year, $650,000 [36]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Paul LaDue 1-year, $874,125 [37]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Zachary Leslie 1-year, $650,000 [34]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Kurtis MacDermid 1-year, $650,000 [34]
September 25, 2017 (2017-09-25) Jaret Anderson-Dolan 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [38]
October 19, 2017 (2017-10-19) Derek Forbort 2-year, $5.05 million [39]
November 22, 2017 (2017-11-22) Jack Campbell 2-year, $1.35 million [40]
March 1, 2018 (2018-03-01) Gabriel Vilardi 3-year, $4.975 million entry-level contract [41]
March 29, 2018 (2018-03-29) Michael Eyssimont 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract [42]
April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27) Matt Villalta 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [43]
May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17) Oscar Fantenberg 1-year, $650,000 contract extension [44]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Los Angeles Kings draft picks

Below are the Los Angeles Kings' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 11 Gabriel Vilardi C Flag of Canada Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
2 41 Jaret Anderson-Dolan C Flag of Canada Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
3 72 Matt Villalta G Flag of Canada Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
4 103 Mikey Anderson D Flag of the United States United States Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
4 1181 Markus Phillips D Flag of Canada Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
5 134 Cole Hults D Flag of the United States United States Madison Capitols (USHL)
5 1382 Drake Rymsha C Flag of the United States United States Sarnia Sting (OHL)

Notes:[45]

  1. The Montreal Canadiens' fourth-round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on May 9, 2017 that sent Ben Bishop to Dallas in exchange for this pick.[46]
  2. The Tampa Bay Lightning's fifth-round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on February 26, 2017 that sent Peter Budaj, Erik Cernak, a conditional pick in 2017 and a seventh-round pick in 2017 in exchange for Ben Bishop and this pick.[47]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 69. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  2. Preseason schedule announced (June 15, 2017). Retrieved on June 29, 2017.
  3. Coyotes Game Cancelled; Kings to Play Black vs White Game Monday at 10am (September 17, 2017). Retrieved on September 19, 2017.
  4. LA Kings Announce 82-Game 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 29, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Los Angeles Kings Stats - 2017-2018. Retrieved on March 29, 2019.
  6. LA Kings Acquire Jussi Jokinen; Trade Mike Cammalleri to Edmonton Oilers (November 14, 2017). Retrieved on November 15, 2017.
  7. LA Kings Acquire Torrey Mitchell from Montreal Canadiens in Trade (November 23, 2017). Retrieved on November 25, 2017.
  8. LA Kings Acquire Subban; Send Nic Dowd to Canucks (December 7, 2017). Retrieved on December 8, 2017.
  9. LA Kings Trade Jeff Zatkoff to Columbus Blue Jackets (January 22, 2018). Retrieved on January 23, 2018.
  10. LA Kings Trade Zac Leslie to Vegas Golden Knights (February 5, 2018). Retrieved on February 6, 2018.
  11. LA Kings Acquire Phaneuf, Thompson; Trade Gaborik, Shore to Senators (February 13, 2018). Retrieved on February 14, 2018.
  12. LA Kings Acquire Tobias Rieder, Scott Wedgewood; Trade Kuemper to Coyotes (February 21, 2018). Retrieved on February 21, 2018.
  13. Lightning acquire forward Andy Andreoff from Los Angeles Kings (June 13, 2018). Retrieved on June 13, 2018.
  14. Michael Cammalleri Signs 1-Year Deal with LA Kings. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  15. LA Kings Agree to Terms with Stepan Falkovsky on 3-Year Entry-Level Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  16. LA Kings Agree to Terms with Christian Folin on 1-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  17. LA Kings Sign Goalie Darcy Kuemper to 1-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  18. Cal Petersen Agrees to Entry-Level Deal with LA Kings. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  19. The LA Kings have signed forward Brooks Laich (October 19, 2017). Retrieved on October 20, 2017.
  20. LA Kings Sign UFA Defenseman Austin Strand from Seattle Thunderbirds (November 27, 2017). Retrieved on November 27, 2017.
  21. Unrestricted Free Agent Goaltender Cole Kehler Signs with LA Kings (December 8, 2017). Retrieved on December 9, 2017.
  22. Top College UFA Daniel Brickley Signs Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings (March 29, 2018). Retrieved on March 30, 2018.
  23. Sheldon Rempal Signs Two-Year Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings (March 30, 2018). Retrieved on March 30, 2018.
  24. The LA Kings Sign Forward Brad Morrison to an Entry Level Contract (May 1, 2018). Retrieved on May 2, 2018.
  25. 25.0 25.1 Maple Leafs Sign Greening, Mueller, and LoVerde. NHL.com (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  26. Jets sign Cameron Schilling. NHL.com (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  27. KooKoo vahvistuu Tanskan maajoukkuehyökkääjällä - Bjorkstrand matkaa Kouvolaan (fi-FI) (August 3, 2017). Retrieved on August 29, 2017.
  28. Manchester Monarchs Sign Joel Lowry (October 15, 2017). Retrieved on October 15, 2017.
  29. "SABRES CLAIM NOLAN OFF WAIVERS", Buffalo Sabres PR, September 27, 2017. Retrieved on September 27, 2017. 
  30. Blue Jackets Claim Veteran Forward Jussi Jokinen Off Waivers (January 17, 2018). Retrieved on January 17, 2018.
  31. Kings' Brooks Laich on unconditional waivers to terminate contract. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on December 10, 2017.
  32. Andy Andreoff Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with LA Kings. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  33. LA Kings Sign Nick Shore to 1-Year Contract Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2017.
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 LA Kings Sign Four Restricted Free Agents to 1-Year Contract Extensions. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 14, 2017.
  35. Jonny Brodzinski Signs 2-Year Contract with LA Kings. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 14, 2017.
  36. Kevin Gravel Signs 1-Year Extension with LA Kings. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 14, 2017.
  37. Paul LaDue Signs 1-Year Deal with LA Kings. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 14, 2017.
  38. Jaret Anderson-Dolan Signs 3-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
  39. LA Kings Sign Defensemen Derek Forbort to Two-Year Contract Extension (October 19, 2017). Retrieved on October 20, 2017.
  40. Goaltender Jack Campbell Signs 2-Year Extension with LA Kings (November 22, 2017). Retrieved on November 23, 2017.
  41. The LA Kings Sign Gabe Vilardi to a Three-Year Entry Level Contract (March 1, 2018). Retrieved on March 2, 2018.
  42. St. Cloud State Leading Goal Scorer Mikey Eyssimont Signs 2-Year Deal (March 29, 2018). Retrieved on March 30, 2018.
  43. Goalie Matthew Villalta Signs Three-Year Entry-Level Deal with LA Kings (April 27, 2018). Retrieved on April 29, 2018.
  44. Oscar Fantenberg Signs One-Year Extension with LA Kings (May 17, 2018). Retrieved on May 20, 2018.
  45. 2017 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 1, 2017.
  46. Ben Bishop traded to Stars by Kings for draft pick. National Hockey League (May 9, 2017). Retrieved on May 9, 2017.
  47. Kings acquire Ben Bishop from Lightning (February 26, 2017). Retrieved on February 26, 2017.
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