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.

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