Free agency doesn’t begin until July 1, but the Kings (and every other NHL team) can give their own players contract extensions at any point between now and then. They’ve already done it with one unrestricted free agent, agreeing to terms with coach Darryl Sutter on a new deal that will kick in when his old one expires July 1.
Here are the Kings’ unrestricted free agents (eligible to sign with any team without the Kings able to match the offer), per generalfanager.com:
Forwards Milan Lucic, Kris Versteeg and Trevor Lewis.
Defensemen Jamie McBain and Luke Schenn.
Goalie Jhonas Enroth.
Here are the Kings’ restricted free agents (the Kings have the right to match offers from other teams):
Forward: Nic Dowd.