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2020 NHL Free Agency: Every LA Kings trade, signing, transaction, rumor

EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 06: General manager Rob Blake of the Los Angeles Kings attends the first round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft at the Toyota Sports Performance Center on October 06, 2020 in El Segundo, California. The 2020 NHL Draft was held virtually due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Rob Koch/NHLI via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Kings enter the 2020 free agency period with a surprising amount of cap space and a team in transition. The addition of Quinton Byfield and a few years of heavy draft work and the Kings are finally getting a leg up on rebuilding the team to its former glory.

With five more contract spots available and four roster spots, the Kings may wait to see how the youth fare when training camps begin at some point in December. But it might not hurt to shore up a veteran or two on a short-term deal, either.

Here’s every move Rob Blake makes during free agency:

October 4, 2020

TRADE

To Los Angeles Kings: Olli Maatta (D), 18.4 percent salary retained by Chicago

To Chicago Blackhawks: Brad Morrison (F)

October 5, 2020

SIGNING

  • Matt Luf (F), 1 year at $700,000
  • Michael Eyssimont (F), 1 year at $700,000

October 7, 2020

TRADE

To Los Angeles Kings: Lias Andersson (F)

To New York Rangers: 2020 second round pick (60 overall, via Vegas Golden Knights — Will Cuylle)

October 10, 2020

SIGNING

  • Mark Alt (D), 1 year at $700,000
  • Troy Grosenick (G), 1 year at $700,000

October 12, 2020

SIGNING

  • Austin Strand (D), 1 year at $735,000

October 15, 2020

SIGNING

  • Bokondji Imama (F), 1 year at $735,000

October 16, 2020

SIGNING

  • Quinton Byfield (F), 3 years at $925,000