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A Four-Year Extension For Alex Iafallo And The LA Kings

LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2021) – The LA Kings signed forward Alex Iafallo to a four-year contract extension with an average annual value (AAV) of $4,000,000, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.

Iafallo, a 6-0, 190-pound native of Eden, N.Y., was signed by the Kings as an undrafted free agent on April 19, 2017, after playing four years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. This season, his fourth with the Kings, he has registered 25 points (11-14=25) in 39 games to rank tied for third on the team in points and second among forwards in time on ice per game (20:09).

The 27-year-old winger made his NHL debut with the Kings during the 2017-18 season and has appeared in 266 NHL games, recording 126 points (52-74=126). During that span, he ranks fourth on team in points and assists and tied for fourth in goals.

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Jeff Carter Headed To Pittsburgh

 

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Brendan Lemieux Headed To LA

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Winning Streak Hits Six For The LA Kings

from Louie Korac at NHL.com,

Calvin Petersen made 35 saves to help the Los Angeles Kings to their sixth straight win, 2-1 against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center on Wednesday.

Alex Iafallo and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Kings (9-6-3), who have outscored their opponents 22-7 during the streak.

Los Angeles tied the Tampa Bay Lightning (Jan. 30-Feb. 9) for the longest winning streak this season.

"I think guys are playing like we expect to play," Petersen said. "We're all doing our jobs. We're not getting too far ahead of ourselves. We're taking it game by game. I think it's paying off for us. Guys are seizing the opportunities given to them. The older guys keep setting the tone. We're hoping to build off it."

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Video- Sean Walker Takes A Slap Shot To The Face

 

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Video-Kevin Fiala Hit On Matt Roy

Game misconduct. Any more punishment coming?

 

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Afternoon Line- Todd McLellan

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Andreas Athanasiou Signing Is Official With The LA Kings

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 29, 2020) – The LA Kings signed forward Andreas Athanasiou to a one-year contract worth $1.2 million, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.

Athanasiou, a 6-2, 190-pound native of Woodbridge, Ontario, split last season between the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers. The 26-year-old forward started the season with the Red Wings, posting 24 points (10-14=24) in 46 games. He was traded at the deadline to the Oilers where he posted two points (1-1=2) in nine games before the season was cut short. He went scoreless in four games with Edmonton during the postseason.

Originally selected in the fourth round (110th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Red Wings, Athanasiou is entering his sixth season in the NHL, having appeared in 303 regular-season games posting 156 points (84-72=156). During the 2018-19 season he posted a career-high 30 goals and 54 points, second on the Red Wings in both categories. He has also appeared in nine postseason games, posting one point (1-0=1).

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Evening Line- Todd McLellan

“It’s going to be baptism by fire, really, we’re going to have to be reactive, we’re going to have to be expecting of wrinkles thrown in. We’re not in control. We have to adhere to what we’re told and be prepared for it. We can whine all we want. Doesn’t matter. Just do it, worry about the things that we can control, and that’s how we’ll approach it.”

-Todd McLellan, head coach of the LA Kings.  Jack Harris of the LA Times has more from the coach.

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Four Teams Show Interest In Playing Home Games Under The Sky

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

Let’s begin this quickie blog with a caveat: it’s a long shot.

But…at least four NHL teams are investigating the possibility of playing home games in outdoor stadia if it will allow them to have fans in attendance.

Again, there are no guarantees in COVID times, “but it is being explored,” one executive said Wednesday.

None of the clubs would comment, but they are Anaheim, Boston, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. According to multiple sources, it was the Kings who first considered the idea several months ago. Owner Anschutz Entertainment Group also owns Dignity Health Sports Park, located 15 miles from the Kings’ home, Staples Center.

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