KINGS SIGN FORWARD MARIO KEMPEJul 5, 2019
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Mario Kempe to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700K AAV at the NHL level.
The 30-year-old Kempe (born September 19, 1988) has played in 70 NHL games the past two seasons with the Arizona Coyotes, totaling 13 points (6-7=13) and recording 22 penalty minutes. This past season he appeared in 52 contests.
A native of Kramfors, Sweden, Kempe is a 6-0, 185-pounder. He was originally selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fifth-round (122nd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He has also spent time the past two seasons with the Coyotes’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners.
Mario’s brother, Adrian, has played with the Kings the past three seasons after originally being selected by the Kings in the first-round (29th overall) in 2014. The last set of brothers to play for the Kings were Jan and Roman Vopat in the 1990s.
The Ontario Reign will begin the 2019-20 season, their fifth as members of the American Hockey League, in October 2019. For more information on the upcoming season, as well as the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Ontario, visit ontarioreign.com, and to secure your seats with a Reign ticket plan, call 909.941.7825.