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Dwight King Signs Two-Year Contract With The Kings

LOS ANGELES – The 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Dwight King to a two-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

King, 23 (turned 23 on July 5), collected 14 points (5-9=14), 10 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating in 27 regular season games this past season.  He was recalled by the Kings from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) on February 10 after registering 29 points (11-18=29), 20 penalty minutes and plus-6 rating in 50 AHL regular season games with Manchester.  At the time of his recall, King was tied for second in points and second in assists on the Monarchs.

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shazam88's avatar

Not unexpected but nice to see that he’s wrapped up.  King was a pivotal piece to the turnaround this year.  Doesn’t get much recognition, but when he and Nolan were called up and played together on that 2nd line (Nolan would descend to the bottom 6 relatively soon) with Mike Richards, they hustled and won everything along the boards.  That, and of course the coaching change, led to a definite change in attitude.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/16/12 at 06:01 PM ET

pautna's avatar

@shazam88 - Agreed. I really like what this kid brings to the table. Plus, he has a great name.

Posted by pautna on 07/16/12 at 06:10 PM ET

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