Los Angeles Kings' 3 Best Contracts of 2023-24

The Los Angeles Kings have been streaky this season, but are a playoff team. While there are some big contracts as well as some less than ideal ones, it is the players outperforming their contracts that have really helped push the team to the position they are heading into the postseason. Let's take a look at the three best on the Kings in 2023-24.

Cam Talbot

The Kings scrambled in the offseason to adequately fix their goaltending after Joonas Korpisalo left in free agency. This ended with signing veteran Cam Talbot on a cheap deal at $1 million AAV in the hopes that he would bounce back from a down season on the Ottawa Senators. Well, he has done just that despite a stretch of games where he and the entire team struggled. For the most part, he has been a very good number one goalie posting a .915 SV% and 24 wins for less than what most backup goalies make in the NHL.

Adrian Kempe

Adrian Kempe just keeps getting better, and although he missed a few games this season, he is still tied for the team lead in points with 68 in 71 games and has 26 goals to go along with it. He is a top line player that plays 19 minutes per game and is consistently impactful in games. The 27-year-old has a cap hit of $5.5 million AAV for two more seasons when it should be significantly higher.

David Rittich

David Rittich went from being the third-string goalie coming into the season to the backup who even took over as the number one in LA for a little bit. Since Pheonix Copley was injured and out for the entire season, Rittich stepped up in a major way, getting into 23 games so far this season and winning 12 of them with a .919 SV%. He is making just $875,000 on a one-year deal and has greatly outplayed his contract.

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