Having only played in 19 games this past season and on the heels of becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer, it is most likely that Peter Harrold's time in Los Angeles is over.
The soon-to-be 28 year-old is coming off a season where he recorded a goal and three assists while spending most of his time up in the press box as a healthy scratch. Harrold did a point better this season than he did in 2009-10 but, during that season, he played in 39 games.
The Kirtland Hills, Ohio is one of four remaining Kings players to have been drafted or signed by former general manager Dave Taylor (Kopitar, Brown and Quick are the other three) and, as time goes on, it seems as though Taylor's imprint on this team is gradually fading.
Harrold spent his last four full seasons with the Kings where, in 2008-09, he celebrated his best season, registering 12 points in 69 games played. His average ice time was just over 12 minutes this season, which was a slight improvement from the 9 minutes per game he played the previous year.
Peter Harrold's biggest asset had to have been his ability to play both defense and forward. However, given how little he played, it became more and more evident that the Kings just didn't have much use for him.
I wish Peter Harrold nothing but the best as he moves on with his hockey career. Hopefully, another team can give him a chance and let him showcase his biggest skills, whatever they may be.