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chilly666 07-16-2012 04:46 PM

Kings Re-Sign Dwight King to Two-Year Contract
 
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.

King, a 6-3, 234-pound native of Meadow Lake,Saskatchewan, earned his first career NHL points (a goal and an assist) in his eighth career NHL game at Dallas on February 12.

During the Kings 2012 run to the Stanley Cup championship, King collected five goals, eight points (5-3=8), 13 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating. He ranked tied for first in goals scored during the postseason and tied for second in postseason game-winning goals scored (2) amongst rookies in 2012, and four of his five postseason goals were scored against Phoenix in the Western Conference Final series.

Originally selected by the Kings in the fourth-round (109th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft, King has 14 points (5-9=14), 12 penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating in 33 career NHL regular season games –all with the Kings. He made his NHL debut with the Kings on November 17, 2010, vs. Columbus.

Viper207 07-16-2012 04:52 PM

It's a two-way, I assume?

Even so, good news. The kid's got heart.

I_am_Belak_2 07-16-2012 05:59 PM

Ummm I would think it's a one-way considering his play in the playoffs.

ThrowdownSJ408 07-16-2012 06:21 PM

should be a one-way. hes way better than his brother. hope he fights like DJ though.

lakingsfan19 07-16-2012 10:29 PM

Good Signing. He fits real nice on the 3rd line.

Dwight can fight when he wants...his problem is, he is too nice.

Hopefully he drops them 6-8 times next year.

straka91 07-16-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ThrowdownSJ408 (Post 2494260)
should be a one-way. hes way better than his brother. hope he fights like DJ though.

It is, I think he is making 750k a season. One of my favorite King players. He is the better hockey player out of the 2, but D.J. was the better fighter.

bruiser11 07-16-2012 11:05 PM

Good signing for the LA Kings.

HordiBrusk29 07-17-2012 03:59 AM

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Originally Posted by lakingsfan19 (Post 2494309)
Hopefully he drops them 6-8 times next year.

That would be a stretch. He just isn't mean enough. He reminds me a lot of Taylor Pyatt. A big body and he can fight when the mitts come off he just doesn't have any interest in doing so.

LAKINGSNUT 07-17-2012 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by HordiBrusk29 (Post 2494361)
That would be a stretch. He just isn't mean enough. He reminds me a lot of Taylor Pyatt. A big body and he can fight when the mitts come off he just doesn't have any interest in doing so.

perfect comparison! i see him the exact same way. he did very well against Crombeen in the St Louis series, and he had a good rookie camp fight a couple of years ago which ended when the kid he was fighting injured his shoulder.

NickDoh 07-17-2012 11:19 AM

I could see Dwight's load actually hitting the 6-8 fight mark if the Kings stay healthy. Clifford's play took a step backwards and we won't see as much of him with everybody healthy for more depth (plus the possibilty of another forward coming in via Bernier trade of FA). Fourth line might be something like Lewis/Richardson/Fraser most of the year... And more than likely won't see much of Westgarth at all. Dwight might be stuck fighting simply because he's the only big body on the ice to do so!

Great signing either way, the size he and Nolan brought to the team when they were called up was another 'big' piece of the Stanley Cup puzzle. Quick, Sutter, Carter/Johnson trade, elevation of Brown's play, and the callups. They all had their parts. Hope Dwight continues to develop and takes full advantage of his size going forward. Is it hockey season yet? :)

Plus I'll never get sick of his goofy face.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Teo5-5qnW9...y%2BCikiri.png

chilly666 07-17-2012 02:45 PM

both years are one-way according to capgeek

lakingsfan19 07-17-2012 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HordiBrusk29 (Post 2494361)
That would be a stretch. He just isn't mean enough. He reminds me a lot of Taylor Pyatt. A big body and he can fight when the mitts come off he just doesn't have any interest in doing so.

Was thinking that exact same thing when I first posted. Very similar to Pyatt.

Philly Fan 27 07-17-2012 10:35 PM

great signing. i hope the flyers sign someone w/ the last name "flyer"

full force five 07-18-2012 10:19 AM

I thought all players that come from the Meadow Lake area are tough.

Viper207 07-18-2012 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by full force five (Post 2494722)
I thought all players that come from the Meadow Lake area are tough.

Yeah, but some can actually skate, like this kid. Anyway, his big brother was "Meadow Lake tough" enough for the both of them. Was. :bored:


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