The Los Angeles Kings avoided arbitration with center Trevor Lewis as the sides agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract. TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting it's worth $1.325 million.
The 26-year-old played in all 48 games for the Kings during the 2012-13 season, with five goals and 14 points. He had a goal and two assists in 18 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
A first-round pick by the Kings (No. 17) in the 2006 NHL Draft, Lewis has played in 203 games with the team over parts of five seasons, totaling 12 goals and 37 points. A member of the 2012 championship team, he has five goals and 16 points in 44 postseason games.
I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.
— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday