Los Angeles Kings Add 2 New Players Via Free Agency

The Los Angeles Kings have bolstered their roster by adding forward Warren Foegele and defenseman Joel Edmundson through free agency. 

Foegele, who signed a three-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $3.5 million, is coming off a standout season with the Edmonton Oilers. 

He set career highs with 20 goals and 41 points, demonstrating his solid size, skating ability, and possession-driving skills. Known for his consistent scoring, Foegele is expected to play a top-nine role for the Kings, potentially complementing centers like Anze Kopitar, Phillip Danault, or Quinton Byfield. 

His ability to produce offensively without top power-play minutes makes him a valuable addition to the Kings' forward group.

On the defensive end, the Kings have signed Joel Edmundson to a four-year contract with an AAV of $3.8 million. 

Edmundson, a seasoned defenseman with a Stanley Cup championship from his time with the St. Louis Blues, brings significant experience and toughness to the Kings' blue line. 

He is projected to slot into the third defensive pair, providing a stabilizing presence for younger, offensively-minded defensemen like Jordan Spence and Brandt Clarke. 

Known for his penalty-killing prowess and physical play, Edmundson addresses the Kings' need for a defensively focused, left-shot defenseman to balance their lineup.

Foegele's offensive potential and versatility, combined with Edmundson's defensive reliability and playoff experience, add valuable assets to the roster.

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