Record: 44-27-11 99p (3rd in Pacific)
Playoffs: Lost in First Round to EDM
F – Andreas Athanasiou (CHI), D – Troy Stetcher (ARI), F – Dustin Brown (Retired), D – Olli Maatta (DET), D – Christian Wolanin (VAN)
G – Pheonix Copley, F – Kevin Fiala
In 2021-22 the Los Angeles Kings took strong strides forward as they returned to the playoffs after missing them the last few seasons. This year they will look to their veterans to continue to lead, and for their youngsters to take that next step in their development. Jonathan Quick had a revitalizing season to his career last season, and Cal Peterson will play second fiddle to Quick. However, one must ask if this was a flash in the pan season for Quick or if he is really back to being the netminder who was unbeatable in the 2010’s.
Before free agency began the Kings made a huge splash in acquiring forward Kevin Fiala from Minnesota, and he will be looked upon to add some scoring to the Kings lineup. The Kings also look forward to the continued growth of Quinton Byfield will something to watch as he has the tools to be a future star and face of the franchise. The Kings look to be a potential playoff team again this season.