LOS ANGELES – The 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with center Jarret Stoll, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Stoll, who turned 30 yesterday, recorded 21 points (6-15=21) and 60 penalty minutes in 78 regular season games with the Kings in 2011-12. He added five points (2-3=5) and 18 penalty minutes in 20 playoff games, including the overtime game-winner in the series clinching Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Vancouver.
The 6-1, 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 (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 (with Edmonton and Los Angeles) Stoll has recorded 317 points (119-198=317) and 448 penalty minutes. In 55 career NHL playoff games he has 19 points (7-12=19) and 46 penalty minutes. Stoll, who won a Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2011-12, has appeared in one other Stanley Cup Final (2006 with Edmonton).
Since 2007-08 Stoll has averaged playing in 78 games. He has appeared in all 82 regular season games twice in his career (2005-06 and 2010-11).