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Stoll signs three-year deal to stay with Kings

Monday, 06.25.2012 / 6:54 PM / News

NHL.com

Jarret Stoll isn't going anywhere.

The Los Angeles Kings announced Monday night that they have re-signed the 30-year-old center to a three-year contract. Stoll could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Stoll tallied 21 points (6 goals, 15 assists) and 60 penalty minutes in 78 regular-season games and went 2-3-5 in 20 playoff contests, helping Los Angeles win its first Stanley Cup championship.

The 6-foot-1, 213-pound native of Melville, Saskatchewan is now signed with the Kings through the 2014-2015 season. He has led the Kings in faceoff winning percentage in each of his four seasons with the Kings, since being acquired from Edmonton (along with Matt Greene) on June 29, 2008.

The eight-year NHL veteran spent his first four full NHL seasons with the Oilers (2003-2008). In 593 career NHL regular-season games, Stoll has recorded 317 points (119 goals, 198 assists) and 448 penalty minutes. In 55 career playoff games, he has 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) and 46 penalty minutes.

Stoll wasn't the only one to sign a new deal with the Kings on Monday, as center Colin Fraser also agreed to a two-year contract.

Fraser, 27, had eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) and 67 penalty minutes in 67 games with the Kings this past season, his first in Los Angeles. He also had a goal and an assist in 18 postseason contests.

The Kings acquired Fraser from Edmonton for Ryan Smyth and a seventh-round selection in the 2012 NHL Draft on June 26, 2011.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild