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Column: Cam Talbot ‘exceeding expectations’ for the Kings on his show-me contract

The Kings are Cam Talbot’s seventh NHL stop in 11 seasons.

“And, I think, five in the last six years,” the 36-year-old goaltender said, and yes, he’s counting.

Talbot made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers in 2013 and then spent three-plus seasons in Edmonton, where he twice led the league’s goalies in games played. From there, he bounced around to Philadelphia, Calgary, Minnesota and Ottawa, where he reached a crossroads as a free agent last summer. His best option was a one-year contract that reunited him with Todd McLellan, the coach who had played him to the point of exhaustion in Edmonton but has nobly resisted the temptation to repeat that mistake.