LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed restricted free agent right wing Tim Jackman to a one-year contact, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
Jackman, 24, recorded five points (2-3=5) and 33 penalty minutes in 18 regular season games with the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, this past season. He also recorded an additional three points (0-3=3) and 20 penalty minutes in seven post-season games with the Monarchs. The Kings acquired the 6-4, 210-pound native of Minot, North Dakota, from the Phoenix Coyotes for center Yanick Lehoux on March 9, 2006, and assigned him to Manchester that same day.
Prior to the trade, Jackman had zero points and 21 penalty minutes in eight regular season games with the Coyotes and 20 points (7-13=20) and 127 penalty minutes – which led his club at the time of his trade – in 50 regular season games with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).
Jackman was originally selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second-round (38th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and acquired by the Coyotes along with left wing Geoff Sanderson for left wing Jason Chimera, defenseman Cale Hulse and center Mike Rupp on October 8, 2005. He has three points (1-2=3) and 37 penalty minutes in 27 career NHL regular season games with the Coyotes and the Blue Jackets.
Prior to turning pro, Jackson recorded 53 points (25-28=53) and 178 penalty minutes in 73 games over two seasons (2000-02) with Minnesota State – Mankato of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.