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Kings Sign Defenseman Matt Roy to a Three-Year Contract Extension

by LA Kings / LAKings.com

LOS ANGELES (March 21, 2021) - The LA Kings signed defenseman Matt Roy to a three-year contract extension with an average annual value (AAV) 0f $3,150,000, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.

Roy, a 6-1, 200-pound native of Detroit, Mich., was selected in the seventh round (194th overall) by the Kings during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has played in 24 games so far this season, posting seven points (0-7=7) and a plus-2 rating. He ranks third among defensemen and fifth on the team overall in time on ice per game (19:16).

The 26-year-old blueliner made his NHL debut with the Kings during the 2018-19 season and has appeared in 119 NHL games, recording 31 points (6-25=31) and a plus-17 rating. Since the start of the 2018-19 season, he leads all Kings in plus/minus and his 18:08 TOI/GP during that span ranks eighth among LA defensemen.

He made his professional debut with the Ontario Reign (AHL) during the 2016-17 season and over three seasons, appeared in 102 games and registered 47 points (12-35=47) with the Reign. Prior to signing with the Kings, he played in 115 games for Michigan Tech over three years, totaled 55 points (12-43=55) with a plus-51 rating and helped lead the Huskies two NCAA tournaments.

The Kings host the Vegas Golden Knights today at STAPLES Center. The game starts at 3 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBCSN and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.

 

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