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Kings sign Andreas Athanasiou

December 28, 2020, 7:57 PM ET [5 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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The Los Angeles Kings have signed free agent forward Andreas Athanasiou to a one-year deal, worth $1.2 million.

Athanasiou spent the majority of last season with the Detroit Red Wings, before being dealt to the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline. The Oilers did not extend a qualifying offer to Athanasiou this offseason.

The forward had 11 goals and 26 points in 55 games between his time with the Red Wings and Oilers, a pace of 16 goals and 39 points per 82 games. He’s played a total of 303 career NHL games, registering 84 goals and 156 points.

I’ll go more in-depth about this signing tomorrow but as a quick note, the Kings are certainly getting great value with this contract. That said, it’ll be interesting to see where Athanasiou will fit into what could be a somewhat crowded Kings forward lineup.

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