2014–15 Los Angeles Kings season

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2014–15 Los Angeles Kings
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 9th Western
2014–15 record 40–27–15
Home record 25–9–7
Road record 15–18–8
Goals for 220
Goals against 205
Team information
General Manager Dean Lombardi
Coach Darryl Sutter
Captain Dustin Brown
Alternate captains Matt Greene
Anze Kopitar
Arena Staples Center
Average attendance 18,265[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Jeff Carter (28)
Assists Anze Kopitar (48)
Points Anze Kopitar (64)
Penalties in minutes Kyle Clifford (87)
Plus/minus (+): Tyler Toffoli (25)
(−): Dustin Brown (−17)
Wins Jonathan Quick (36)
Goals against average Jonathan Quick (2.24)
<2013–14

The 2014–15 Los Angeles Kings season was the 48th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[2] The Kings failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2008-09 season, becoming the first team since the 2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes to fail to qualify for the playoffs after winning the Stanley Cup the previous season.

Off-season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 51 24 7 43 236 226 +10 109
2 x – Vancouver Canucks 82 48 29 5 42 242 222 +20 101
3 x – Calgary Flames 82 45 30 7 41 241 216 +25 97
4 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 38 220 205 +15 95
5 San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 9 36 228 232 −4 89
6 Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 14 19 198 283 −85 62
7 Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 8 19 170 272 −102 56
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – St. Louis Blues 82 51 24 7 42 248 201 +47 109
2 x – Nashville Predators 82 47 25 10 41 232 208 +24 104
3 x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 48 28 6 39 229 189 +40 102
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 51 24 7 43 236 226 +10 109
2 x – Vancouver Canucks 82 48 29 5 42 242 222 +20 101
3 x – Calgary Flames 82 45 30 7 41 241 216 +25 97
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE x – Minnesota Wild 82 46 28 8 42 231 201 +30 100
2 CE x – Winnipeg Jets 82 43 26 13 36 230 210 +20 99
3 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 38 220 205 +15 95
4 CE Dallas Stars 82 41 31 10 37 261 260 +1 92
5 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 12 29 219 227 −8 90
6 PA San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 9 36 228 232 −4 89
7 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 14 19 198 283 −85 62
8 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 8 19 170 272 −102 56
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Suspensions/fines[edit]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Slava Voynov Suspended indefinitely pending a formal investigation by the National Hockey League of an arrest of charges of domestic violence. N/A N/A October 20, 2014[3]
Jordan Nolan Boarding on Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm during NHL game No. 149 in Detroit on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 3:53 of the third period. 2 games $17,073.18 November 2, 2014[4]
Team Violating the terms of defenseman Slava Voynov's suspension. $100,000.00 December 2, 2014[5]

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Final Stats[6]

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; GS = Games Started; TOI = Time on Ice; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SV = Saves; SA = Shots Against; SV% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts; G = Goals; A = Assists; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Final stats[7]

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick 72 71 4184 36 22 13 156 2.24 1896 .918 6 0 1 18
Jones, MartinMartin Jones 15 11 775 4 5 2 29 2.25 307 .906 3 0 1 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Kings. Stats reflect time with the Kings only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Kings only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Kings have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season:

Trades[edit]

June 28, 2014[15] To Vancouver Canucks
Linden Vey
To Los Angeles Kings
TBL's 2nd-round pick in 2014
February 25, 2015[16] To Carolina Hurricanes
Roland McKeown
conditional 1st-round pick in 2015
To Los Angeles Kings
Andrej Sekera

Draft picks[edit]

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 27–28, 2014, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[33]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 29 Adrian Kempe LW  Sweden MODO (Sweden)
2 50a Roland McKeowin D  Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
2 60b Alex Lintuniemi D  Finland Ottawa 67's (OHL)
3 90 Michael Amadio C  Canada North Bay Battalion (OHL)
4 120 Steven Johnson D  United States Omaha Lancers (USHL)
5 150 Alec Dillion G  Canada Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
6 157c Jake Marchment C  Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
6 180 Matthew Mistele LW  Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
7 209d Spencer Watson RW  Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
7 210 Jacob Middleton D  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
Draft notes[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN". ESPN. 
  2. ^ National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  3. ^ "Kings defenseman Voynov suspended indefinitely". NHL. October 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kings' Nolan suspended two games for boarding". NHL. November 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kings fined $100,000 for violating terms of Voynov ban". NHL. December 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014–2015 Regular Season Stats – Points – Los Angeles Kings – Statistics". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Los Angeles Kings Stats – 2014–15". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Carter, Scrivens and Nielsen named 'Three Stars'". NHL. October 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kings' Pearson named NHL Rookie of the Month". NHL. November 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Kopitar, Voracek and Fleury named stars of the week". NHL. December 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets". NHL. January 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Foligno, Toews named NHL All-Star Game captains". NHL. January 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Hossa, Toffoli and Rinne named stars of the week". NHL. February 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Quick, Sedin and Pacioretty named stars of the week". NHL. February 23, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Canucks acquire Linden Vey from Kings". Vancouver Canucks. June 28, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kings Acquire Andrej Sekera From Carolina". Vancouver Canucks. February 25, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b Kings Sign Adam Cracknell And David Van Der Gulik To One-Year Contracts
  18. ^ D Willie Mitchell Agrees to Two-Year Contract with Florida Panthers
  19. ^ Coyotes Sign Bolduc, Campbell, Hodgman, McKenna & Reese
  20. ^ Blues Sign Fraser to One-Year Deal
  21. ^ Blue Jackets claim Adam Cracknell on waivers from Los Angeles; place Brandon Dubinsky on injured reserve
  22. ^ Kings Sign Defenseman Jeff Schultz To A Two-Year Contract
  23. ^ a b Kings Agree To Terms On New Contracts For Brayden McNabb And Andy Andreoff
  24. ^ Kings Agree To Terms On A New Contract For Jean-Francois Berube
  25. ^ Kings and Dwight King agree to terms on a new three-year contract
  26. ^ a b Auger, Leslie Ink Three-Year Entry Level Contracts
  27. ^ Kings Sign Defenseman Jake Muzzin To Five-Year Contract Extension
  28. ^ Kings Sign Forward Jordan Nolan To Three-Year Contract Extension
  29. ^ Kings Sign Forward Kyle Clifford To Five-Year Contract Extension
  30. ^ St. Cloud Forward Jonny Brodzinski Signs Two-Year Entry-Level Contract
  31. ^ Tanner Pearson Signs A Two-Year Contract Extension
  32. ^ 2014 1st Round Pick Adrian Kempe Signed To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract
  33. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  34. ^ "2014 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Kings acquire McNabb in multiplayer trade". National Hockey League. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  36. ^ "Sabres trade Regehr to Kings". National Hockey League. April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Hurricanes swap Westgarth for Anthony Stewart". National Hockey League. January 13, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Kings and NY Rangers Announce Trade". Los Angeles Kings. January 4, 2014.