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Dwight King signs with AHL Manchester

Oct 19, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup series 4-2 in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
(June 10, 2012 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

Dwight King worked hard to get out of the AHL last season and helped the Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup. His efforts were rewarded when he inked a two-year/$1.5 million extension over the summer.

It’s King’s first big contract, but he won’t start to collect from it until the lockout ends. Instead he’s back in the AHL after signing a deal with the Manchester Monarchs, who announced the agreement.

King was eligible to sign with the Monarchs because he was part of their 2012 Clear Day Roster, according to the Calgary Herald.

King had 11 goals and 29 points in 50 AHL games with the Manchester Monarchs last season and 52 points in 72 AHL contests in 2010-11. He also netted the game-winning goal in Games 2 and 3 of the Western Conference finals.

  1. blomfeld - Oct 20, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    Perhaps King isn’t one of our “glam” stars, but he’s nonetheless an integral part of our juggernaut.

  2. williplett - Oct 20, 2012 at 3:07 AM

    We won the Cup!!! The lockout will end when I said it will and I will say I’m right regardless!!! EMOTICON!!! I am cool look at me, the Kings rule and so on!! EMOTICON!!!!!

    • blomfeld - Oct 20, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      You forgot to include “BETTMAN ROCKS” on your list ! :) Anyway, thanks for the video and no doubt that you definitely know your Elvis … that particular song is actually one of my all-time favorites !

      • williplett - Oct 23, 2012 at 5:37 AM

        Forgot to work in the irrational hatred of Russian players and the KHL, but the King-King-Kings angle was too good to pass up.

  3. barroomhero80 - Oct 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Dudes gonna be a stud. GKG!

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