Kempe's 21 assists before the hiatus tie his career high, which he set in 12 more games than he's played so far in 2019-20.
Kempe's 32 points in 2019-20 is actually more impressive than his 37 in 2017-18, because he played for a better team that season. It's a lot easier to get to 32 points on a playoff team than one that's scored the fewest goals in the Pacific Division, and Kempe's year should be seen as a positive sign for the 23-year-old, regardless of whether he gets to finish it.
Kempe registered an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Kempe has three assists through five games in March. He's been a solid contributor with 32 points, 148 shots and 72 hits through 69 contests this season. The Swedish forward can help fantasy owners in deeper formats if his minus-10 rating can be offset.
Kempe managed a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.
With the helper, Kempe reached the 30-point mark for the second time in his four-year career. The Swede also registered his 100th career point in Saturday's win over the Devils, as he scored the game-winning goal. Kempe has added 138 shots, 10 power-play points and 69 hits through 65 contests in 2019-20.
Kempe had two assists (one on the power play) and three shots on goal in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.
Kempe has six assists in his last nine games, but he hasn't scored a goal of his own since he potted a pair versus the Golden Knights on Jan. 9. The Swede is up to 28 points in 62 contests, which matches his production from 81 outings last year. He's added 132 shots, 65 hits, 27 PIM and a minus-11 rating.
Kempe posted a power-play assist, five shots on goal, four PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Panthers.
Kempe's goal drought is now at 15 games, but the Swede has posted seven assists and 38 shots in that span. He's up to 26 points, 127 shots, 64 hits and 27 PIM through 60 contests this season. Goals will come eventually, but fantasy owners in standard formats can likely do better than Kempe to fill out their rosters anyway.
Kempe collected an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
Kempe set up Jeff Carter's game-winning tally at 15:12 of the third period. The 23-year-old Swede has gone 12 games without a goal, but he has notched five assists in that span. He's at 24 points, 117 shots and 61 hits through 57 appearances. Kempe will need to starting tickling the twine more to maintain fantasy relevance in deeper formats.
Kempe had a power-play assist in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Coyotes.
Kempe has provided power-play helpers in three of the last four games. The Swede is up to 22 points, 100 shots on goal and 10 special-teams points (seven with a man advantage, three while shorthanded) in 51 outings this season. His large role on the power play, where he's averaged 2:36 per game this year, could make him worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.
Kempe had a power-play helper and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.
The Swede has picked up a power-play assist in two of the last three games. Despite his third-line deployment, Kempe sees time on the top power-play unit. The forward has 21 points, 99 shots on goal and 57 hits through 50 contests in 2019-20.
Kempe scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Kempe tallied with four seconds left in the first period to make it 4-0 Kings, and then sealed the win with an empty-net, power-play tally with nine seconds left in the third. Flair for the late drama aside, the Swede is up to 10 tallies and 19 points in 45 appearances. He's added 89 shots on goal, 51 hits and a plus-2 rating this season.
Kempe scored a shorthanded goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Both of Kempe's points came in the first period. The Swede has 17 points total this year, with three each on the power play and the penalty kill. He's added 83 shots on goal and 47 hits through 41 contests.
Kempe posted an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Sharks.
Kempe provided the secondary assist on Jeff Carter's game-winning tally in overtime. In the last seven games, Kempe has three goals and two assists. He's now at 15 points in 39 games -- the Swede is little more than a depth scoring option for the Kings and fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Kempe scored an empty-net goal and fired four shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Rangers.
Kempe's empty-netter answered an Artemi Panarin power-play goal from 16 seconds earlier. The tally snapped a seven-game point drought for Kempe, who now has 10 points, 63 shots and 36 hits in 31 games this season.
Kempe posted a goal and added an assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Sharks.
Kempe started the Kings' comeback with a second-period tally. He later assisted on Anze Kopitar's equalizer in the third. Kempe added five shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in the contest. The Swede is up to nine points and 47 shots through 23 appearances this season.
Kempe scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Red Wings.
Kempe was a healthy scratch versus the Wild on Tuesday, but the Swede didn't let that discourage him. Kempe scored the game-tying goal Thursday with 1:48 left in the third period. He's up to five points and 34 shots on goal in 18 appearances this year.
Kempe notched a power-play goal, two PIM and two hits in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.
Kempe needed 13 games to find his first goal of the season, although it didn't help the Kings earn a result. The 23-year-old Swede has added three assists and 28 shots on goal this year. He's seeing his chances and continues to hold a top-six role, but he'll need more point production to earn widespread fantasy relevance.
Kempe has been averaging just over 15 minutes on the ice per game but is still searching for his first goal.
Until Kempe starts finding twine occasionally, his value is going to be limited. The good news is that the Kings haven't lost faith in him, as he's skated in at least 20 shifts in each of the past four games. He'll start to produce eventually, but the reality is that even at his best, he doesn't produce enough to help most fantasy squads.
Kempe posted an assist in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Kempe has been bumped down to the fourth line amid some early season struggles. The center has produced two assists and 11 shots on goal in five games this year. While he remains in the bottom six, he's not likely to produce much fantasy value.
Kempe posted an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
The center supplied a helper on Ilya Kovalchuk's first goal of the season. Kempe is currently seeing second-line minutes with the aforementioned Kovalchuk and Jeff Carter on his wings. The Swede will be looking to build on his 28 points and minus-10 rating from the 2018-19 campaign.
Kempe put pen to paper on a three-year, $6 million contract with Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Kempe missed just one regular-season contest last year while registering 12 goals and 18 helpers. The center saw an uptick in ice time to 14:30 per game (compared to 13:20 in 2017-18), but was unable to get back over the 30-point mark. The Swede figures to slide into a third-line role behind Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter, but could see plenty of work with the No. 2 power-play unit.
Kempe was issued a qualifying offer from the Kings on Sunday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kempe had a decent season for the Kings in 2018-19, scoring 12 goals and 28 points in 81 games. He's seen an uptick in ice time in each of his first three seasons in the league, and the team could work on securing a longer-term deal for the center. The team will have the right to match any offer sheet submitted to Kempe, and his base salary will be $832,500 should he accept.
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|03/07||vs MIN||W 7-3||0||1||1||0||18:18|
|03/05||vs TOR||W 1-0 (SO)||0||0||0||0||16:51|
|03/01||@ LV||W 4-1||0||1||1||0||16:46|
|02/29||vs NJ||W 2-1 (OT)||1||0||1||+1||15:35|
|02/26||vs PIT||W 2-1||0||0||0||0||16:09|
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