Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings depth chart
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theScore is previewing each team leading up to the 2016-17 season.

By their own standards, the Los Angeles Kings are in a bit of a dry spell.

Following their second Stanley Cup win in 2014, the Kings missed the postseason, then bowed out to in-state rivals, the San Jose Sharks, in just five games in 2016.

Los Angeles didn't make any big splashes in the offseason, but lost a key piece in Milan Lucic.

Still, with strong organizational depth, the Kings will compete again next season. Here's a look at their projected depth chart:

Forwards

LW C RW
Tanner Pearson Jeff Carter Tyler Toffoli
Teddy Purcell Anze Kopitar Marian Gaborik
Dwight King Nick Shore Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford Michael Latta Trevor Lewis
  • Purcell, the lone newcomer, is coming off a 43-point season, and should provide some decent secondary scoring.
  • Andy Andreoff, Jordan Nolan, and Michael Mersch all spent time with the club last season, and could play their way into full-time positions come October.

Defense

LD RD
Jake Muzzin Drew Doughty
Rob Scuderi Alec Martinez
Tom Gilbert Brayden McNabb
  • Gilbert signed a one-year contract in the offseason, and could split time with Matt Greene.

Goalies

G
Jonathan Quick
Jeff Zatkoff

NHL Depth Charts

ANA | ARI | BOS | BUF | CGY
CAR | CHI | COL | CBS | DAL
DET | EDM | FLA | LA | MIN
MTL | NSH | NJD | NYI | NYR
PHI | PIT | OTT | STL | SJ
TB | TOR | VAN | WSH | WIN

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