According to a source, talks between Trevor Moore’s camp and the LA Kings have gone cold, and arbitration is a very real possibility.
Trevor Moore is coming off a career year in 2021, scoring 23 points playing in all 56 games for the LA Kings. Todd McLellan and company very much took notice of his production and quality of play, even promoting the 26-year-old forward to the top line with Anze Kopitar at times during the season.
His exciting playstyle was also apparent to Kings fans watching at home, and it led to the creation of the “Trevor Moore Fan Club” on Twitter. And he didn’t stop with Los Angeles.
Soon after the season was over, Moore made his way over to Latvia to play for Team USA at the World Championships, where he helped lead the team to a bronze medal. Moore finished the tournament tied for second on the team in scoring with 9 points (5G,4A) in 10 GP.
USA gets bragging rights this time around! 🇺🇸
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 23, 2021
The possibility of arbitration shouldn’t be of much concern to Kings fans if it does indeed get to that point. The native of Thousand Oaks provides some much-needed scoring depth. And while he’s expected to fetch a nice pay raise, there should be no problem re-signing him, given LA’s current cap situation.
According to EvolvingHockey.com’s contract projection tool, Moore could be looking at a contract of just over $2.1 million at around three years. Barring any potential trades involving Moore, which I don’t foresee, Kings fans should expect him back on the wing of the Kings’ third line wearing number 12.