In a move that may not generate as much press today as the Dustin Penner trade – yet is actually a much more important deal for the team – Justin Williams signed a four-year $14.6-million contract extension late last night.
He would have been an unrestricted free agent this summer, which looks to be rather thin when it comes to available forwards. So, the Kings could have easily lost him.
Kudos to GM Dean Lombardi on getting him inked at that price, it’s very reasonable and again locks a guy up for multiple years. Williams has been healthy this season and is producing accordingly, currently tied for the team lead with 20 goals.
Courtesy of Kings Vision, here’s what he had to say about the deal…
For a recap of the Penner trade, click here to read Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Dustin Penner.