2018–19 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 8th Pacific
Conference 15th Western
2018–19 record 31–42–9
Home record 17–21–3
Road record 14–21–6
Goals for 202
Goals against 263
General Manager Rob Blake
Coach John Stevens (Oct. 5 – Nov. 4)
Willie Desjardins (Nov. 4 – present)
Captain Anze Kopitar
Alternate captains Jeff Carter
Drew Doughty
Arena Staples Center
Team Leaders
Goals Dustin Brown
Anze Kopitar (22)
Assists Anze Kopitar (38)
Points Anze Kopitar (60)
Penalties in minutes Kyle Clifford (96)
Wins Jonathan Quick (16)
Goals against average Jack Campbell (2.30)
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The 2018–19 Los Angeles Kings season was the 52nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[1] On March 18, 2019, the Kings were eliminated from playoff contention,[2] and missed the playoffs for the third time in five seasons.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Calgary Flames 82 50 25 7 50 289 227 107
San Jose Sharks 82 46 27 9 46 289 261 101
Vegas Golden Knights 82 43 32 7 40 249 230 93
Arizona Coyotes 82 39 35 8 35 213 223 86
Vancouver Canucks 82 35 36 11 29 225 254 81
Anaheim Ducks 82 35 37 10 32 199 251 80
Edmonton Oilers 82 35 38 9 32 232 274 79
Los Angeles Kings 82 31 42 9 28 202 263 71


Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Central Division Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 43 240 214 100
Winnipeg Jets 82 47 30 5 45 272 244 99
St. Louis Blues 82 45 28 9 42 247 223 99

Pacific Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Calgary Flames 82 50 25 7 50 289 227 107
San Jose Sharks 82 46 27 9 46 289 261 101
Vegas Golden Knights 82 43 32 7 40 249 230 93

Western Conference Wild Card[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Dallas Stars 82 43 32 7 42 210 202 93
Colorado Avalanche 82 38 30 14 36 260 246 90
Arizona Coyotes 82 39 35 8 35 213 223 86
Chicago Blackhawks 82 36 34 12 33 270 292 84
Minnesota Wild 82 37 36 9 36 211 237 83
Vancouver Canucks 82 35 36 11 29 225 254 81
Anaheim Ducks 82 35 37 10 32 199 251 80
Edmonton Oilers 82 35 38 9 32 232 274 79
Los Angeles Kings 82 31 42 9 28 202 263 71

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

The preseason schedule was published on June 20, 2018.[3]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[4]

2018–19 game log

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

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

As of April 6, 2019[5][6][7]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Kopitar, AnzeAnze Kopitar 81 22 38 60 –20 30
Brown, DustinDustin Brown 72 22 29 51 –17 24
Doughty, DrewDrew Doughty 82 8 37 45 –34 44
Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk 64 16 18 34 –26 10
Toffoli, TylerTyler Toffoli 82 13 21 34 –16 23
Iafallo, AlexAlex Iafallo 82 15 18 33 –17 22
Carter, JeffJeff Carter 76 13 20 33 –20 42
Kempe, AdrianAdrian Kempe 81 12 16 28 –10 50
Wagner, AustinAustin Wagner 62 12 9 21 2 16
Clifford, KyleKyle Clifford 72 11 10 21 4 96
Muzzin, JakeJake Muzzin

|| 50 || 4 || 17 || 21 || 10 || 33

Leipsic, BrendanBrendan Leipsic

|| 45 || 5 || 13 || 18 || –4 || 22

Martinez, AlecAlec Martinez 60 4 14 18 –2 8
Forbort, DerekDerek Forbort 81 2 12 14 –13 52
Amadio, MichaelMichael Amadio 47 6 7 13 –1 6
Lewis, TrevorTrevor Lewis 44 3 9 12 –9 9
33 8 3 11 –2 9
Walker, SeanSean Walker 39 3 7 10 –8 8
Grundstrom, CarlCarl Grundstrom 15 5 1 6 –4 6
Thompson, NateNate Thompson

|| 53 || 4 || 2 || 6 || 3 || 17

Roy, MattMatt Roy 25 2 4 6 –1 8
Phaneuf, DionDion Phaneuf 67 1 5 6 –21 53
LaDue, PaulPaul LaDue 33 2 3 5 0 12
Hagelin, CarlCarl Hagelin

|| 22 || 1 || 4 || 5 || –2 || 8

Brodzinski, JonnyJonny Brodzinski 13 2 1 3 0 2
Fantenberg, OscarOscar Fantenberg

|| 46 || 2 || 1 || 3 || –2 || 10

Scherbak, NikitaNikita Scherbak 8 1 0 1 –4 2
MacDermid, KurtisKurtis MacDermid 11 0 1 1 –1 11
Pearson, TannerTanner Pearson

|| 17 || 0 || 1 || 1 || –9 || 8

Anderson-Dolan, JaretJaret Anderson-Dolan 5 0 1 1 –2 0
Brickley, DanielDaniel Brickley 4 0 1 1 –2 0
Rempal, SheldonSheldon Rempal 7 0 0 0 –1 0
Lizotte, BlakeBlake Lizotte 1 0 0 0 –1 0

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick 46 46 2,647:34 16 23 7 149 3.38 1,329 .888 2 0 2 6
Campbell, JackJack Campbell 31 25 1,592:46 10 14 1 61 2.30 845 .928 2 0 1 0
Petersen, CalCal Petersen 11 10 621:42 5 4 1 27 2.61 355 .924 1 0 0 0
Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj 3 1 71:45 0 1 0 6 5.02 33 .818 0 0 0 0

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

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Kings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details Ref
November 14, 2018 (2018-11-14) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Tanner Pearson
To Los Angeles Kings
Carl Hagelin
[8]
November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21) To Minnesota Wild
Stepan Falkovsky
To Los Angeles Kings
Pavel Jenys
[9]
January 24, 2019 (2019-01-24) To Chicago Blackhawks
Dominik Kubalik
To Los Angeles Kings
ARI's 5th-round pick in 2019
[10]
January 28, 2019 (2019-01-28) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jake Muzzin
To Los Angeles Kings
Sean Durzi
Carl Grundstrom
1st-round pick in 2019
[11]
February 11, 2019 (2019-02-11) To Montreal Canadiens
Nate Thompson
ARI's 5th-round pick in 2019
To Los Angeles Kings
CGY's 4th-round pick in 2019
[12]
February 21, 2019 (2019-02-21) To Washington Capitals
Carl Hagelin
To Los Angeles Kings
3rd-round pick in 2019
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2020
[13]
February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24) To Chicago Blackhawks
Spencer Watson
To Los Angeles Kings
Matt Iacopelli
[14]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Calgary Flames
Oscar Fantenberg
To Los Angeles Kings
4th-round pick in 2020
[15]

Free agents[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Ilya Kovalchuk from SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL) 3-year [16]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Kevin Gravel to Edmonton Oilers 1-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Michael Mersch to Dallas Stars 2-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Tobias Rieder to Edmonton Oilers 1-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Jordan Subban to Toronto Maple Leafs 1-year [20]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Scott Wedgewood to Buffalo Sabres 1-year [21]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Sean Walker from Ontario Reign (AHL) 2-year [22]
July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05) Christian Folin to Philadelphia Flyers 1-year [23]
July 14, 2018 (2018-07-14) Zack Mitchell from Minnesota Wild 1-year [24]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Torrey Mitchell to Lausanne (NL) 1-year [25]
August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09) Andrew Crescenzi to Bozen–Bolzano (EBEL) Unknown [26]
April 2, 2019 (2019-04-02) Blake Lizotte from St. Cloud State Huskies (NCHC) 3-year [27]

Waivers[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Ref
December 2, 2018 (2018-12-02) Nikita Scherbak from Montreal Canadiens [28]
December 3, 2018 (2018-12-03) Brendan Leipsic from Vancouver Canucks [29]

Contract terminations[edit | edit source]

Date Player Via Ref
July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05) Damir Sharipzyanov Mutual termination [30][31]
June 15, 2019 (2019-06-15) Dion Phaneuf Buyout [32]

Retirement[edit | edit source]

Date Player Ref

Signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Drew Doughty 8-year [33]
July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) Rasmus Kupari 3-year [34]
July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) Paul LaDue 2-year [35]
July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15) Kurtis MacDermid 2-year [36]
July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18) Alex Lintuniemi 1-year [37]
August 25, 2018 (2018-08-25) Drake Rymsha 3-year [38]
March 16, 2019 (2019-03-16) Akil Thomas 3-year [39]
April 1, 2019 (2019-04-01) Sean Durzi 3-year [40]
April 23, 2019 (2019-04-23) Mikey Anderson 3-year [41]
April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30) Markus Phillips 3-year [42]
May 13, 2019 (2019-05-13) Nikolai Prokhorkin 1-year [43]
June 10, 2019 (2019-06-10) Jonah Sodergran 3-year [44]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of Los Angeles Kings draft picks

Below are the Los Angeles Kings' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 20 Rasmus Kupari C  Finland Karpat (Liiga)
2 51 Akil Thomas C  Canada Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
3 82 Bulat Shafigullin LW  Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL)
4 113 Aidan Dudas C  Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
5 144 David Hrenak G  Slovakia St. Cloud State University (NCHC)
6 1651 Johan Sodergran RW  Sweden Linkopings HC J20 (SuperElit)
6 175 Jacob Ingham G  Canada Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)

Notes:

  1. The New York Islanders' sixth-round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on June 24, 2017, that sent a sixth-round pick in 2017 to New York in exchange for this pick.[45]

References[edit | edit source]

  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. Jets stifle Kings, increase lead in Central Division (March 18, 2019). Retrieved on March 27, 2019.
  3. 2018-19 Preseason Schedule: Trip to Salt Lake, 3 Games at STAPLES Center (June 20, 2018). Retrieved on June 21, 2018.
  4. LA Kings Announce 82-Game 2018-19 Regular Season Schedule (June 21, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  5. Los Angeles Kings Stats - 2018-2019. Retrieved on March 19, 2019.
  6. 2018–19 Los Angeles Kings Stats – Skaters. Retrieved on April 7, 2019.
  7. 2018–19 Los Angeles Kings Stats – Goalies. Retrieved on April 7, 2019.
  8. TRADE: LA Kings Trade Tanner Pearson for Carl Hagelin (November 14, 2018). Retrieved on November 14, 2018.
  9. LA Kings Acquire Pavel Jenys in a Trade from Minnesota Wild (November 21, 2018). Retrieved on November 22, 2018.
  10. LA Kings Acquire Fifth Round Pick in 2019 NHL Draft from Blackhawks (January 24, 2019). Retrieved on January 31, 2019.
  11. LA Kings Acquire 2019 First Round Pick, Two Prospects for Jake Muzzin (January 28, 2019). Retrieved on January 31, 2019.
  12. LA Kings Acquire Fourth Round Pick, Trade Nate Thompson to Canadiens (February 11, 2019). Retrieved on February 11, 2019.
  13. LA Kings Acquire Third Round Pick, Trade Carl Hagelin to Capitals (February 21, 2019). Retrieved on February 22, 2019.
  14. LA Kings Acquire Matheson Iacopelli from Chicago Blackhawks (February 24, 2019). Retrieved on February 24, 2019.
  15. LA Kings Acquire 4th Round Pick, Trade Oscar Fantenberg to Calgary Flames (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  16. Ilya Kovalchuk Signs 3-Year, $18.75 Million Contract with LA Kings (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  17. RELEASE: Oilers sign Kevin Gravel (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  18. Stars sign left wing Michael Mersch to two-year, two-way contract (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  19. RELEASE: Oilers sign Tobias Rieder (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  20. Maple Leafs Sign Four Players (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  21. Sabres agree to terms with Wedgewood (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  22. LA Kings Sign Sean Walker to an Entry-Level Contract (July 3, 2018). Retrieved on July 4, 2018.
  23. Flyers sign defenseman Christian Folin to one-year contract. Philadelphia Flyers (July 5, 2018). Retrieved on July 5, 2018.
  24. LA Kings Sign Forward Zack Mitchell To A One-Year Contract (July 14, 2018). Retrieved on July 14, 2018.
  25. TORREY MITCHELL À LAUSANNE (French). Lausanne HC (July 16, 2018). Retrieved on July 19, 2018.
  26. Andrew Crescenzi è l’ultimo “botto delle 8” – Hockey Club Bolzano (it-IT) (August 9, 2018). Retrieved on August 22, 2018.
  27. St. Cloud State Forward Blake Lizotte Signs Three-Year, Entry-Level Deal (April 2, 2019). Retrieved on April 3, 2019.
  28. LA Kings Claim Nikita Scherbak Off Waivers (December 2, 2018). Retrieved on December 3, 2018.
  29. LA Kings Claim Brendan Leipsic Off Waivers from Vancouver Canucks (December 3, 2018). Retrieved on December 3, 2018.
  30. Damir Sharipzyanov Placed On Unconditional Waivers (July 4, 2018). Retrieved on July 4, 2018.
  31. Дамир Шарипзянов: "На Северную Америку не смотрю, надо готовиться к сезону в КХЛ" (ru-RU) (July 4, 2018). Retrieved on November 14, 2018.
  32. LA Kings Buy Out Defenseman Dion Phaneuf (June 15, 2019). Retrieved on June 18, 2019.
  33. Drew Doughty Signs Historic 8-Year, $88 Million Contract with LA Kings (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  34. LA Kings Sign First Round Pick Rasmus Kupari to 3-Year Entry-Level Deal (July 13, 2018). Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  35. Restricted Free Agent Paul LaDue Signs Two-Year Contract with LA Kings (July 13, 2018). Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  36. Kurtis MacDermid Signs 2-Year Contract with LA Kings (July 13, 2018). Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  37. Alex Lintuniemi Signs One-Year, Two-Way Contract with LA Kings (July 18, 2018). Retrieved on July 22, 2018.
  38. Drake Rymsha Signs Three-Year Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings (August 25, 2018). Retrieved on August 28, 2018.
  39. LA Kings Sign Akil Thomas to Three-Year Entry Level Contract (March 16, 2019). Retrieved on March 18, 2019.
  40. Sean Durzi Signs Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings (April 1, 2019). Retrieved on April 2, 2019.
  41. LA Kings Sign Mikey Anderson to Entry-Level Contract (April 23, 2019). Retrieved on April 24, 2019.
  42. LA Kings Sign Markus Phillips to Entry-Level Contract (April 30, 2019). Retrieved on April 30, 2019.
  43. Nikolai Prokhorkin Signs One-Year Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings (May 13, 2019). Retrieved on May 15, 2019.
  44. Johan Sodergran Signs Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings (June 10, 2019). Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  45. LA Kings 2017 NHL Draft Recap (June 24, 2017). Retrieved on June 6, 2018.
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