Originally written on The Daily Sports Herald  |  Last updated 11/19/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Dwight King of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on September 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings have sent qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents. In order to obtain the right of first refusal or a compensatory draft pick for players who sign an offer sheet with another club, a one-year "qualifying offer" must be extended to any current restricted free agent by June 25. If a team does not give a qualifying offer to a restricted free agent, that player is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and can sign with any team with no compensation required to the player’s former club. Here are the seven restricted free agents who received an offer: Dwight King - LW Justin Azevedo - C Andrew Campbell - D Thomas Hickey - D Stefan Legein - RW David Meckler - LW Jake Muzzin - D Ray Kaunisto (LW) was not sent a qualifying offer, therefore making him an unrestricted free agent. By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald and news services
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