On Friday afternoon, the LA Kings announced that four restricted free agents would be extended a qualifying offer.
The @LAKings have extended qualifying offers to the following players:
Tobias Bjornfot, D
Samuel Fagemo, F
Akil Thomas, F
Tyler Madden, F
— LA Kings PR (@LAKingsPR) June 30, 2023
The LA Kings have announced that Tobias Bjornfot, Tyler Madden, Akil Thomas, and Samuel Fagemo have been extended qualifying offers. #GoKingsGo
— Kyle Garcia (@Kopitar4HOF) June 30, 2023
Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Zack MacEwen, Taylor Ward, Matthew Villalta, Lias Andersson, Aidan Dudas, Jacob Ingham, Tobie Paquette-Bisson, and Nathan Schnarr did not receive QOs and are UFAs.#GoKingsGo
— Russell Morgan (@NHLRussell) June 30, 2023
Tobias Bjornfot, Samuel Fagemo, Tyler Madden, and Akil Thomas have all been extended a qualifying offer. Nine players didn’t receive one, which included Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Zack MacEwen, and Matthew Villalta. The players who didn’t receive a qualifying offer are now unrestricted free agents and could still be re-signed by the LA Kings.
Considering the Kings’ goalie depth in the pipeline, Villalta seemed like a sure bet to receive a qualifying offer, unfortunately, he didn’t. Villalta and Anderson-Dolan will be two names to keep an eye on in free agency if the organization wants to re-sign at least one of them.
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