The LA Kings signed forward Blake Lizotte to a one-year contract extension with an average annual value (AAV) of $800,000, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.
Lizotte, a 5-7, 175-pound center, was signed by the Kings as an undrafted free agent toward the end of the 2018-19 season. The Lindstrom, Minn. native played in 41 games last season, posting 10 points (3-7=10) and a plus-2 rating.
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The 23-year-old made his NHL debut with the Kings during the 2018-19 season and has appeared in 107 NHL games recording 33 points (9-24=33). During his rookie season, he posted 23 points (6-17=23) to finish eighth among league rookies in assists and tied for 11th in points. He was also voted Most Popular Player as selected by the Kings Booster Club following that season.
Prior to joining the Kings, Lizotte played two seasons for the St. Cloud State Huskies, posting 69 points (22-47=69) and a plus-44 rating in 76 games. He helped the Huskies win the regular-season conference championship in the NCHC both seasons he played there.