LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a one-year contracts with restricted free agent defenseman Joe Corvo
and unrestricted free agent defenseman Brad Fast
, Kings Senior Vice President/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.Joe Corvo Official Press Release
Corvo, 28, set career highs with eight goals and 25 points (8-17=25) in 72 games with the Kings during the 2003-04 season. The 6-1, 210-pound native of Oak Park, Illinois, also collected 36 penalty minutes in 2003-04.
Corvo, who was originally selected by the Kings in the fourth-round (83rd overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, has 37 points (13-24=37) and 50 penalty minutes in 122 career NHL games – all with the Kings. Brad Fast Official Press Release
Fast, 25, recorded six points (1-5=6) and 23 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games with the Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL) during the 2004-05 season. The 6-0, 195-pound native of St. John, British Columbia, added another seven points (2-5=7) and zero penalty minutes in 14 regular season games with the Florida Everblades (ECHL). Fast also appeared in 18 post-season games with the Everblades – who advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals before losing to the Trenton Titans, four-games-to-two - collecting four points (1-3=4) and six penalty minutes.
Originally selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the third-round (84th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Fast - who ranked among the AHL's top 20 defensemen in scoring with 35 points (10-25=35) during his rookie season of 2003-04 with the Lock Monsters - has one goal (1-0=1) and zero penalty minutes in one career NHL game with the Hurricanes.
The Kings are scheduled to begin training camp on Wednesday, September 14, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.