Veteran defenseman Matt Greene will be back in L.A. next season. The 31-year-old signed a four-year, $10 million contract on June 24.
Injuries limited him to just 38 games in the regular season, but he suited up in 20 of the Kings' 26 contests in the postseason. Greene will likely be asked to play a bigger role next year because of Mitchell's departure. He is now the team's top physical, stay-at-home defenseman.
The Kings inked former St. Louis Blues right winger Adam Cracknell to a one-year, $600,000 deal. The 28-year-old had two points in 19 games last season and added a goal in five playoff games.
Cracknell has played 65 games in his career, all with the Blues, and will be a good piece of insurance to have should the Kings run into injury trouble.
David Van der Gulik
A 31-year-old from Abbotsford, British Columbia, David Van der Gulik has had a career similar to Cracknell. He's appeared in 48 games in his career with the Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames.
The left winger is 5'10" and 173 pounds. He signed a one-year, $550,000 contract and should spend most of the season in the AHL with Cracknell.
Stats courtesy of NHL.com and salary information courtesy of CapGeek.com.