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Dwight King reaches three-year deal with Kings

Jul 30, 2014, 10:30 AM 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

Try not to be shocked, but a restricted free agent and an NHL team have settled on a contract before the two sides were scheduled to go to arbitration. (I know, this rarely happens. Except for all the time.)

The latest to reach a deal at the last minute is Los Angeles forward Dwight King, who had a hearing scheduled for Friday. As reported this morning by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman (and since made official by the team), the 25-year-old has agreed to a three-year contract with the Kings — this after scoring 15 goals, with 15 helpers, in 2013-14.

No numbers have been reported as of yet. We’ll update the post when they become available.

Update:

The numbers…

  1. patthehockeyfan - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Really happy to read that King is re-signed. Lombardi is keeping the SC Championship team together (except for Willie Mitchell – which, while I understand the reasons [mostly, age], I’ll still miss him).

    Not too early to write: GKG!!!

  2. nyking1963 - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    I’m glad Kinger’s staying. He’s not fancy, just uses his size to get in on the forecheck and make things happen. Perfect 3rd line guy.

    It’s never too early for GKG!!!!!

  3. blomfeld - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    “LA KINGS ARE ‘VERY VERY’ GOOD !” … Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Trust me friends, with this signing the ‘entire’ world breathes a little bit easier ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • puckoff70 - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM

      Nice tosee they’re celebrating the champs as far as India! :)

      • puckoff70 - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM

        Surprised not to see Elvis in the mix though, lol

      • blomfeld - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:57 AM

        sorry friend … :)

  4. howintensive - Jul 31, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    “Come on, Dwight! Play for the name on the front and not the name on the back… Oh wait. Never mind then.”

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