The LA Kings have signed restricted free agent forward Adrian Kempe to a three-year contract extension, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. His contract carries an AAV of $2 million.
The 22-year-old (born Sept. 13, 1996) appeared in 81 games last season with the Kings, where he posted 28 points (12-16=28) and 50 penalty minutes. It marked the second consecutive season that the forward played in 81 games.
During the 2018-19 season, he posted a career-long point streak (five games) and a career-high TOI (20:29).
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Selected by the Kings in the first-round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft, the Kramfors, Sweden native has appeared in 187 regular-season games for the Kings, posting 71 points (30-41=71) and 105 penalty minutes.
Earlier this summer, his brother Mario Kempe was signed by the Kings. They are just the third set of brothers to play in the Kings organization, and should they appear in a game together, would be just the second set that overlapped and played together.
Jan and Roman Vopat played together, while Brayden and Luke Schenn played for the Kings at different points in their career.
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