When he was traded from Chicago in July 2013, many fans of the Los Angeles Kings were unsure of what to think. The 29-year-old Daniel Carcillo was already joining his fourth NHL club ans had made a name for himself by being a fighter. But the Kings already had Jordan Nolan and Kyle Clifford, although both hadn't dropped the gloves as much anymore. Still, while they were known as a big, physical team, the Los Angeles Kings were not known as a fighting team. Nevertheless, GM Dean Lombardi acquired Carcillo for a 6th-round draft pick in 2015 and 26 games later, he was traded again.
While he did garner some fan support in Los Angeles, Daniel Carcillo's tenure with the silver-and-black was both brief and uneventful, with all due respect.
In 26 games, the native of King City, Ontario, scored once and added an assist to go with a -1 rating. In fact, even during his on-ice time with the Kings, Carcillo averaged just 9:52 per game, but he did contribute physically with 54 hits.
Daniel Carcillo has proven that he can be a solid addition to any team. The Los Angeles Kings, however, just didn't seem like the right fit - but that's nothing against Carcillo.
On January 3 of this past season, Daniel Carcillo was traded to the New York Rangers for a 7th-round pick in this past June's draft. The Kings did see Carcillo again but it was in the Stanley Cup Final where they were victorious over the fighter's new team.
Overall grade for Daniel Carcillo: D