Los Angeles Kings' 3 Worst Contracts of 2023-24

The Los Angeles Kings have a lot of solid contracts on their team, but still have some that must stand out as the worst. This is a team that is close to the salary cap, so the money is being allocated somewhere. Let's take a look at what appears to be the three worst on the team.

Pierre-Luc Dubois

Pierre-Luc Dubois' contract is far and above the worst on the Kings this season. He was moved from the Winnipeg Jets and given a massive contract by the Kings, only to have it blow up in their face already. He has regularly been the third line center for the team and only has 15 goals and 34 points in 70 games this season having a cap hit of $8.5 million AAV. It might get better in the future when he gets a top-six role, but for now it looks very bad.

Vladislav Gavrikov

Among the defensemen, Drew Doughty is paid the most by far, but he has earned it this season as he is having a great all-around year. The next highest paid defenseman on the team is Vladislav Gavrikov who pretty much does the same as Matt Roy and Mikey Anderson, just for more money. The points are about the same for all three and Gavrikov gets the least amount of ice time per game among them as well. He is a bit overpaid, but it's nothing horrible.

Andreas Englund

While Dubois is the only real bad contract on the team and Gavrikov's is okay, the third worst contract on the team is definitely up for debate as there are a lot of good to decent contracts at all positions. I've chosen Andreas Englund here because he makes $1 million AAV and plays just over 13 minutes a game as a defenseman. Somehow he has managed to play in 70 games this season, but that's also because the team moved on from Sean Walker, Sean Durzi, and haven't utilized Brandte Clarke yet. For the role Englund plays, he should be getting the league minimum, but $225,000 above what his cap hit should be is not bad at all.

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