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Kings lock up O'Sullivan for three years

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed restricted free agent center Patrick O’Sullivan to a three-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Tuesday. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.

O’Sullivan, 23, notched 53 points (22-31=53) and 36 penalty minutes in 82 games for the Kings last season. His 53 points, 22 goals and 31 assists all ranked fourth on the team, while he tied for the club lead (with Michal Handzus) with three short-handed goals. O’Sullivan, who was selected as the Kings Best Defensive Player in 2007-08, also tied for the club lead (with Dustin Brown) with four shootout goals, three of which were game-winners. In addition, he had nine multi-point games last season, including a career-high five-point game Feb. 21 vs. St. Louis (1-4=5). O’Sullivan was one of four Kings to play in all 82 games last season (Handzus, Anze Kopitar and Lubomir Visnovsky were the others).

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