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Canada defenseman Lee to get tryout with Kings

36-year-old set KHL record for points at position, has never played in NHL

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Defenseman Chris Lee, who played for Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, will attend Los Angeles Kings training camp on a professional tryout.

Lee, who will turn 37 on Oct. 3, was the only player on Canada who has never played in the NHL. He played the past four seasons with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League.

Lee set a KHL record for a defenseman with 65 points (14 goals, 51 assists) in 60 games last season, and had 21 points (one goal, 20 assists) in 18 playoff games.

Lee's most recent stint in North America was in 2009-10 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Pittsburgh Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate, when he had 39 points (nine goals, 30 assists) in 79 games. He then played two seasons in Germany and one in Sweden before joining the KHL in 2013.

Lee (6-foot, 185 pounds) replaced injured defenseman Tyson Barrie (Colorado Avalanche) and had two assists in seven games to help Canada win the silver medal; it lost to Sweden 2-1 in the final.

After four seasons at SUNY-Potsdam in NCAA Division III from 2001-04, Lee played three seasons for Florida of the ECHL from 2004-07. He played four seasons in the AHL from 2006-10.

Kings training camp begins Sept. 13.

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