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by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings

The Kings agreed to terms on a brand new two-year contract with restricted free agent Andy Andreoff on Wednesday afternoon.

The back-end forward made his professional debut in the American Hockey League with the Manchester Monarchs during the 2011-12 season after coming up through the Oshawa Generals’ OHL system for five years.

In 157 games played with the Monarchs, including seven last season, Andreoff registered 72 total points (30G, 42A).

Andreoff, drafted by the Kings in the third round (80th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, played in 18 games with the big club during the 2014-15 campaign. Andreoff made his NHL debut on October 14, 2014 in the Kings’ 6-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers at STAPLES Center.

In his 18 games as a Rookie, Andreoff recorded three points (2G, 1A); he scored his first-career NHL goal on March 16 in the Kings’ 1-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes at STAPLES Center.

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Andreoff, who the Kings signed on the cheap, at $1.175M over the next two seasons, will likely be in the running to fight for a roster spot during training camp come September.

Having difficulty cracking the Kings lineup on a consistent basis, Andreoff didn’t necessarily have the chance to find any rhythm or balance in his game last season. Locked down for two more years, and with another summer of training under his belt, it will be interesting to see if the 24 year-old Pickering, Ontario native can string together a solid run of appearances next season on the Kings’ 3rd and 4th lines.

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