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LA Kings Sign Mario Kempe to One-Year Two-Way Contract

The Swedish forward joins his brother, Adrian Kempe, who has been a member of the Kings since 2014

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The LA 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.

Instagram from @adriankempe: Bash Bros

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.

Instagram from @mariokempe20: Great ice session with champ @rnordstrand 🥊

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 at the same time were Jan and Roman Vopat in the 1990s. Additionally, Luke (2015-16) and Brayden (2009-11) Schenn are the only other brother duo to both play for the club in team history.

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