LA Kings re-sign Tanner Pearson to 4-year, $15 million deal
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Forward Tanner Pearson has agreed to a four-year, $15 million contract to stay with the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings announced the deal Tuesday.
Pearson had a career-high 24 goals and 20 assists for the Kings last season, just his second full NHL campaign. He has emerged as one of the low-scoring Kings' top offensive threats in the past two years, scoring 39 goals while missing just five games.
The 24-year-old former first-round draft pick won a Stanley Cup ring in 2014, scoring 12 points in 24 postseason games. He would have been a restricted free agent this summer.
Pearson says negotiations on his new deal picked up three weeks ago. Rob Blake replaced Dean Lombardi as the Kings' general manager last month.