The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed a King in his own right. Forward Dwight King has agreed to a three year deal worth $5.85 million, per TSN. Both parties avoid arbitration in signing the contract.
Dwight King has been a member of both Stanley Cup squads to hail from Los Angeles in the last three years, but the team is closely approaching the salary cap, which led some to wonder whether the team would even agree to an amount laid out by an arbitrator. Now they won’t have to wonder.
However, the Kings found the space for another bottom six forward. That bottom six is one of the biggest reasons the Kings have been so good over the past few years. The team sports impressive depth that has allowed them to thrive in playoff tournaments.
As far as bottom six players are concerned, the 25-year-old King had quite a year. He tallied 15 goals and 15 assists (both career highs) in 77 regular season games. He also chipped in three goals and 11 points in the Kings Cup-winning run this past spring.
The Kings have about $200,000 remaining in cap space and the team is likely done signing players. They have 14 forwards and 7 defensemen under contract in addition to their two goaltenders. With last year’s squad intact, expect them to once again challenge for the Stanley Cup in pursuit of their third championship in four years.
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