The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with restricted free agent left wing Michael Cammalleri, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Tuesday.
Cammalleri, 25, this past season set career highs for goals (34), assists (46), points (80), power play goals (16), game-winning goals (five), power play points (37), plus/minus (plus-5), shots (299), games played (81) and time-on-ice average (18:02) while leading the team in points, assists, power play goals, power play points and shots. He also led the Kings with 21 multiple-point games, ranked second in goals and he ranked second on the club in shooting percentage (11.4).
Originally selected by the Kings in the second-round (49th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, the 5-9, 185-pound native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was also named the club’s winner of the Bill Libby Memorial Award, which is given annually to the club’s Most Valuable Player. In all, he has played in 220 games over four seasons with the Kings (2002-07) and he ranks eighth all-time on the franchise list in goals (74) by a left wing.
Following the 2006-07 season, Cammalleri skated for his native Canada and won a gold medal at the 2007 World Championship (9 GP, 4-3=7).
Catch Cammalleri and the rest of the Kings at the first on-ice session for the Kings' 2007-08 Training Camp will be Monday, Sept. 10, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.