LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with forward Kevin Westgarth, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Westgarth, 27, played in 56 regular season games with the Kings last season, recording three points (all assists) and 105 penalty minutes (second on the team). He also played in all six Kings playoff games and registered two assists and 14 penalty minutes.
In 65 career NHL regular season games, all with the Kings, Westgarth has three assists and 114 penalty minutes.
Westgarth, a 6-4, 234-pound native of Amherstburg, Ontario, had one year remaining on his contract. The new extension runs through the 2013-14 season. The Princeton University product originally signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent in 2007.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled (emergency basis) forward Oscar Moller from the Ontario Reign (ECHL), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
This will be Moeller’s second call-up to the Kings this season. In four games (Dec. 11 to Dec. 18) he recorded three points (1-2=3) and zero penalty minutes.
Moller, 22, has played in 59 games with the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) this season, serving as a team alternate captain. He has 50 points (23-27=50), 34 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating. His 50 points and 23 goals rank second on Manchester, while his 27 assists are tied for third on the club. Moller has also netted four short-handed goals, tied for third in the AHL.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Johan Fransson to a one-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Fransson, 25, played in 54 games this past season with Lulea HF of the Swedish Elite League and recorded 30 points (11-19=30) and 26 penalty minutes. He has played almost exclusively in the Swedish Elite League for three teams since the 2002-03 season and he has also played briefly in the Super Swiss League and the Finnish National Hockey League.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have claimed defenseman Randy Jones off of re-entry waivers, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The Kings have also placed defenseman Alec Martinez on the injured reserve list (retroactive to October 5) due to an ankle injury.
Jones, 28, has played in six games this season with the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League, recording one point (an assist) and six penalty minutes.
Last season, Jones played in 47 games with the Philadelphia Flyers, recording eight points (4-4=8) and 22 penalty minutes. He also played in six playoff games with the Flyers and he played in two regular season games with the Phantoms.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year entry-level contract with unrestricted free agent center Juraj Mikus, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Mikus, 22, recently participated in the Kings annual Development Camp. The 6-1, 200-pound native of Skalica, Slovakia, recorded 90 points (31-59=90), 52 penalty minutes and a plus-58 rating while appearing in all 56 regular season games with Skalica HK 36 of the Slovak Extraliga this past season. Mikus led his team in assists and finished second to teammate and former King Ziggy Palffy in both goals and total points.
Originally selected by Montreal in the fourth-round (121st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Mikus recorded 43 points (21-22=43) and 52 penalty minutes in 54 regular season games with HK 36 during the 2007-08 season. In 2006-07, he skated with Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), totaling 71 points (29-42=71) and 36 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed free agent forward Patrick Mullen to a two-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Friday.
Mullen, 22, recently concluded his senior season at Denver University and recorded 25 points (4-21=25) and 39 penalty minutes in 38 games. His 21 assists were tied for fourth on the team while his 22 points set a collegiate career high. The 5-11, 190-pounder from Pittsburgh helped the Pioneers to a 23-12-5 record and a berth in the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament (DU was eliminated from tournament play last weekend).
Mullen’s father, Joe, (“Slippery Rock Joe Mullen”) played in the NHL for 16 seasons with four different teams. The first American-born hockey player to score 500 goals and register 1,000 points, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000.
Joe Mullen has been an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers since June 6, 2007
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated forward Brad Richardson from the injured reserve list, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Richardson, 23, has missed the last 22 Kings game due to foot injury he suffered during practice on December 3. He was sent to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) for a three-game conditioning assignment (Jan. 15 through Jan. 22) where he recorded three points (1-2=3) and zero penalty minutes.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Oscar Moller from the Swedish Junior National Team that recently participated in the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championships, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The World Junior Championships were held in Ottawa from Dec. 26 – Jan. 5.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have re-assigned forward Oscar Moller to the Swedish Junior National Team for participation in the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championships—which will be held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ottawa—and have recalled forward Trevor Lewis from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
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