LA Kings Adrian Kempe

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According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, the LA Kings and forward Adrian Kempe have reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension that will keep the 25-year-old in Los Angeles for the foreseeable future. The deal and details will be made official on Saturday.

Kings GM Rob Blake spoke with the media following Kevin Fiala‘s team introduction last week. He made it a point of emphasis that re-signing Kempe was the next item to get off the list this offseason.

Kempe, an RFA, finished with a career-high 35 goals in the 2021-22 season and finished second on the Kings roster with 54 points.

It’ll be interesting to see what the financials look like for Kempe because it will really set the tone for what Los Angeles is able to do in free agency and the rest of the summer. For what it’s worth, Evolving Hockey projected Kempe to come at a $6.013 million AAV.

Once again, the full details will be made public on Saturday. For now we can rejoice that Blake has one less thing to do on his offseason checklist.


Darren Dreger is reporting that Kempe is getting a four-year deal at $22 million total ($5.5 million AAV)

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