Danault signs six-year, $33 million contract with Kings


Phillip Danault signed a six-year, $33 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. It has an average annual value of $5.5 million.

The 28-year-old forward was an unrestricted free agent. He scored 24 points (five goals, 19 assists) in 53 regular-season games with the Montreal Canadiens last season, and four points (one goal, three assists) in 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games and helped the Canadiens reach the Cup Final.

Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the No. 26 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, Danault has scored 199 points (55 goals, 144 assists) in 392 regular-season games with the Blackhawks and Canadiens and nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 38 playoff games.

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