This morning, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported that Dwight King and the Los Angeles Kings have avoided arbitration (set for Friday) by agreeing to terms on a new three-year contract worth $1.95 million annually.
King, who turned 25 earlier this month, finished his third full season in Los Angeles where he achieved career-highs across the board, particularly scoring 15 goals and 15 assists and finishing with a +16 rating. The 6' 3, 234-pound native of Meadowlake, Saskatchewan, even brought his phyical game this past season as he dished out a total of 114 hits.
In the playoffs, King was even more physical, registering 63 hits in 26 games while achieving a postseason career-high in points with 11 (three goals, eight assists).
According to capgeek.com, the Kings have 24 players signed at $69.44 million with Dwight King now on board.
With the exception of Willie Mitchell, Kings' general manager Dean Lombardi has kept his team's Stanley Cup core intact. Albeit quietly, Dwight King has gotten better with each year he has been in Los Angeles. Don't expect 2014-15 to be any different.