LA Kings: Three LHD to consider signing to an offer sheet

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LA Kings Haydn Fleury
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Haydn Fleury

Projected Contract: Two years, $2.0M AAV

Several years in the making, Haydn Fleury had a breakout season, by his standards, in the 2019-2020 campaign. Being drafted seventh overall in the 2014 NHL Draft comes with enormous expectations. In his rookie season, Fleury scored no goals with 8 assists in 67 games.

The 24-year-old saw increased playing time when Dougie Hamilton went down with an injury. In 45 games, he scored 4 goals with 10 assists for 14 points while averaging 13:40 on-ice time.

Fleury recorded a 53.3 Corsi-for percentage and a 51.0 expected goals-for percentage. He also had 2 goals in eight playoff games for the Hurricanes. And while he’s a left-handed shot, Fleury only played at RD, primarily on the third pairing with Jake Gardiner last year.

He also saw a few games on the top pairing with Jaccob Slavin, and a switch to LD could do wonders for Fleury. Unfortunately, to this point, he’s been blocked from doing so, but he’d have that opportunity in LA.

Acquiring Fleury for this contract amount would cost the Kings a third-round pick in 2021.