Depth can do you no wrong.
The Kings agreed to terms with defenseman Jamie McBain on a brand new one-year, two-way contract with an NHL worth of $600,000 on Friday.
Jon Rosen wrote about the deal:
A versatile defenseman, McBain has five years of history in the NHL, spending four seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, one with the Buffalo Sabres, and last season with the Kings.
All in all, the shifty defenseman has played in 301 NHL games, registering 101 points (28 G, 73 A), along with 66 penalty minutes.
McBain, after attending the Arizona Coyotes’ 2014 training camp as a Free Agent on a player-tryout offer and then being released, approached the Kings’ organization.
McBain signed a professional tryout contract with the Manchester Monarchs on October 21, 2014. McBain played five games with the Monarchs, logging three points (2G, 1A) and two penalty minutes. On November 11, 2014, less than two weeks after McBain joined the organization, he was called up to the NHL and signed to a two-way contract for the season.
In 26 games with the Kings last year, McBain registered nine points (3G, 6A), including his 100th career NHL point, which came by way of a goal on February 5, 2015 against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center.
Talks between the Kings and McBain weren’t said to have necessarily been holding much weight: