The 24-year-old undrafted free agent broke in with the Kings this year as he made the Kings opening-day roster and played 34 games with Los Angeles, posting a goal and three assists. He was then returned to the Ontario Reign of the AHL and finished out the season there where he put up one goal and five assists.
MacDermid is considered to have a legitimate chance at earning the sixth or seventh spot on the Los Angeles Kings defensive rotation this year. With the first five spots in the hands of veterans Drew Doughty, Alec Martinez, Dion Phaneuf, Jake Muzzin and Derek Forbort, the team hasn’t added any veteran depth due to the team’s cap restraints. That could mean opportunities for MacDermid, Oscar Fantenberg, Daniel Brickley and Paul Ladue if they have a good training camp. MacDermid at 6-foot-5 and 233 pounds could provide the team with a much-needed physical presence.