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Kings call up Adrian Kempe from AHL in effort to jump-start struggling offense

Kings call up Adrian Kempe from AHL in effort to jump-start struggling offense

In an effort to jump-start their struggling offense, the Kings summoned forward Adrian Kempe from the Ontario (Calif.) Reign of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

Kempe, 20, a first-round pick in the 2014 draft, could make his NHL debut Thursday when the Kings return from their bye week to meet the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center. He will take the roster spot vacated by Devin Setoguchi, who was reassigned to Ontario.

The Kings will be looking for Kempe, who had 11 goals and 19 points in 43 games with Ontario, to help spark an offense that ranks 24th in the NHL, averaging less than 2.5 goals per game. The Kings did not score in regulation on the first three games...

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