June 29, 1991 |
Veteran forward John Tonelli has officially severed ties with the Kings by declining to sign a termination contract. That makes the 34-year-old, 13-year veteran a free agent. Tonelli and the Kings already had agreed on a settlement of his contract. Two other veterans, defenseman Tim Watters and Bob Halkidis, also have been offered termination contracts. The Kings expect to keep Watters but plan to buy out Halkidis' contract.
January 14, 1991 |
The Kings recalled defenseman Dennis Smith from their American Hockey league affiliate in New Haven today. Smith, signed by the Kings as a free agent last July, has five goals, 13 assists and 47 penalty minutes for the Nighthawks this season. He didn't record a point in four games with the Kings earlier this season. Kings defenseman Tim Watters, who suffered a twisted knee in Saturday's game against Vancouver, did not accompany the team for the start of its two-week road trip.
June 3, 1994 |
The Kings will add another assistant coach and are talking with Tom Renney, who coached Canada's silver medalists in the 1994 Olympics. Renney, 38, has become a hot name and is scheduled to interview this weekend for the head coaching vacancy in Hartford. He said he has spoken with King General Manager Sam McMaster and Coach Barry Melrose. "Tom Renney is an outstanding prospect for coaching, and the Kings would love to have a person like Tom Renney on the coaching staff," McMaster said Thursday.
June 28, 1988 |
Left winger John Tonelli and defenseman Tim Watters, both free agents, have signed contracts with the Kings, the National Hockey League team announced Monday. Tonelli, 31, was offered a termination contract by his former team, the Calgary Flames. He had until July 1 to accept the contract or negotiate a deal with another team. Watters, 28, was in the same situation with his former team, the Winnipeg Jets. The Kings won't be required to compensate Calgary or Winnipeg because of the signings.
September 20, 1995 |
It was another reunion between some former Kings and the current Kings. And is often the pattern, the ex-Kings, now Boston Bruins, prevailed, 3-1, on Tuesday night at the Forum before an announced crowd of 9,725 in the Kings' exhibition opener. Steve Kasper, who played part of three seasons with the Kings, was behind the bench as Boston's head coach. Standing next to him was assistant Cap Raeder, who spent seven seasons in the King organization in a similar role.