The Kings agreed to terms with the last of their own free agents Friday, when they announced a new two-season contract for forward Kyle Clifford. The 22-year-old Clifford had 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) and 51 penalty minutes in 48 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.
General manager Dean Lombardi couldn’t keep the Kings’ 2011-12 Stanley Cup championship roster intact, but he came close this summer. Defenseman Rob Scuderi signed with Pittsburgh and forwards Dustin Penner and Brad Richardson went to Anaheim and Vancouver, respectively.
The Kings also added defenseman Jeff Schultz, a free agent from Washington.
Lombardi re-signed defensemen Keaton Ellerby, Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin plus forwards Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Jordan Nolan. Most importantly, Lombardi signed team captain Dustin Brown to an eight-season, $47-million extension that keeps him in uniform until 2021-22.