LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Davis Drewiske
to a three-year contact extension, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Friday.
Drewiske, 24, is in his second NHL/Kings season and he’s appeared in all 10 Kings’ games this season, recording three points (1-2=3), 10 penalty minutes and a team-leading plus-6 rating. He also ranks third on the Kings with 15 blocked shots. The 6-2, 222-pound native of Hudson, Wis., notched his first career NHL/Kings goal vs. San Jose on Oct. 6.
Drewiske made his Kings/NHL debut last season and appeared in 17 contests. He recorded three points (all assists) and 18 penalty minutes. He also last season played in 61 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. With the Monarchs, he ranked second among all team defensemen with 14 points (1-13=14) and also that season was named Manchester’s American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for his contributions to the community and to charitable organizations.
Drewiske, who is in the last year of his current contract, made his pro debut with the Monarchs in 2007-08 after playing his college hockey at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as team captain.
Drewiske signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 1, 2008.