"I asked the Kings to trade me before the trade deadline, but they refused," Bernier said. "Now that Jonathan Quick signed a long-term deal, I expect to be traded before training camp starts."
While Bernier is entering the last year of a two-year deal after which he can become a restricted free agent next summer, Quick agreed to a 10-year, $58 million contract extension that could keep with the Kings until 2023.
Bernier is reportedly looking to become a starting goaltender in the league and is hoping to eventually play "closer to home."
Although Quick's multi-year contract increases the chances that Bernier could be traded in the short term, the team will only do so if they get an offer that they believe will improve the team in the long run.
In 16 games with the Kings last season, Bernier registered a .909 save percentage and 2.36 goals-against-average.