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Now Former LA Kings Left Wing Dustin Penner Takes NHL Career Full Circle

Former Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks on July 16, 2013.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — On July 16, veteran left wing Dustin Penner took his career full circle, returning to where his National Hockey League career began, and to where he won his first Stanley Cup in 2007, signing a one-year contract worth $2 million with the Anaheim Ducks.

That Penner would leave the Los Angeles Kings after a little more than two seasons should not come as a surprise. As previously reported in this space, the $6 million drop in the salary cap for the 2013-14 season has severely hamstrung the Kings. The only way they could have signed Penner was if he was willing to accept a very deep pay cut, deeper than the $1.25 million cut he took to sign with the Ducks.

Despite that, Penner indicated that leaving the Kings was not an easy decision.

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Frozen Royalty Video: Los Angeles Kings Bag Anaheim Ducks, 2-1

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty scored a goal and added an assist, and Mike Richards scored a power play goal late in the second period to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in front of a standing room only crowd of 18,473 fans at Staples Center on April 13.

Ryan Getzlaf scored the lone goal for the Ducks.

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Southern California NHL Players Help Make Charity Hockey Game In Anaheim A Big Hit

RELATED STORY: Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings Players Vent Their NHL Lockout Frustrations


LA Kings left wing Dustin Penner was one of several Kings and
Anaheim Ducks players who participated in a charity game
in Anaheim on December 14, 2012.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

ANAHEIM, CA — With National Hockey League players idled by a lockout that is now in its 92nd day, and with no end in sight, some Southern California players decided to put some of their unwanted spare time to good use on December 14, 2012, when they skated in a charity game at The Rinks – Anaheim Ice, benefitting the Jr. Ducks Pee Wee AAA team (11 and 12-year olds), and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).

The game was a four-on-four contest with a lot of goals, no defense, half-speed skating (if that), and not a whole lot of goaltending, which is par for the course for similar Read more of this post

Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings Players Vent Their NHL Lockout Frustrations

RELATED STORY: Southern California NHL Players Help Make Charity Hockey Game In Anaheim A Big Hit


LA Kings left wing Dustin Penner, shown here during
a May 2012 practice session, was one of several
Kings and Anaheim Ducks players who participated
in a charity game in Anaheim on December 14, 2012.
(click to view larger image)
Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

ANAHEIM, CA — On Friday evening, there was a packed house of cheering fans, ice, and players skating on it, scoring a total of 16 goals.

To some, that might sound vaguely familiar.

Yes, for those who can remember, and that might be difficult, the game of hockey was being played at The Rinks – Anaheim Ice, where a charity game featuring several players from the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings was played on December 14, benefiting the Jr. Ducks Pee Wee AAA team, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Frozen Royalty will have a story on the game and the charitable causes mentioned later this weekend. But the more pressing story was the reason National Hockey League players were available to play in the game in the first place, especially after Read more of this post

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