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Report: Kings close to moving Bernier

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 2:35 PM

As a first round 11th overall draft pick from the 2006 NHL draft, the Los Angeles Kings had big expectations for goaltender Jonathan Bernier. As did the rest of the NHL. 

One of the most elite prospects in the NHL, Bernier never got his opportunity to reach these expectations as Jonathan Quick stole the number one starting goaltender job in LA. 

Don't sleep on him though. There's a good chance that even today, Bernier could become a top goaltender in the NHL. 

In 62 NHL games, Bernier has posted a very good .922 SP% and a record of 29-20-6. Now, according to Nick Kypreos from Sportsnet, Bernier is close to being moved... 

"The Kings have a decision to make on Bernier, who is scheduled to be a restricted free agent this summer. The highly-touted Bernier is likely looking for an opportunity to start elsewhere as the Kings have all-star Jonathan Quick ahead of him on their depth chart. The report comes a day after Bernier reportedly switched agents, signing on with Pat Brisson. Kypreos mentioned the Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs as possible fits for Bernier." - Sportsnet.ca

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