The Los Angeles Kings
locked up one of their cornerstone players on Saturday night.
, who has been with the club since the 2006-07 season, signed a seven-year extension with a salary cap hit of $4.3 million. Rich Hammond of lakingsinsider.com reports Johnson will make $3.5 million in each of the first three years, starting next season, and then $5 million per year in each of the final four seasons.
Johnson, who turns 24 on Thursday, entered Saturday's game against Columbus with 4 goals and 24 assists in 40 games. The Indianapolis, Ind., native has 21 goals and 65 assists in 240 NHL games.
"We were just trying to find something that was fair for both sides," Johnson said after tallying three assists in the Kings' 6-4 win against Columbus at the Staples Center. "We came up with something that both sides are very happy with."