LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings – the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions – have agreed to terms on new contracts for restricted free agent defenseman Brayden McNabb (two year contract) and restricted free agent left wing Andy Andreoff (one year contract), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
The 23-year-old McNabb (born on January 21, 1991) is a 6-4, 208-pound native of Davidson, Saskatchewan who has appeared in 37 career NHL regular season games – all with the Buffalo Sabres – over the past three seasons, totaling eight points (1-7=8) and 21 penalty minutes. He appeared in 12 regular season games (0-0=0; 6 PIM; Plus-1) with the Sabres in 2013-14 before he was acquired by the Kings along with a pair of second round selections in the NHL Draft – one in 2014 (used by the Kings to select defenseman Alex Lintuniemi) and one in 2015 – from Buffalo in exchange for forward/defenseman Nicolas Deslauriers and right wing Hudson Fasching on March 5 of this year. Additionally, McNabb played in 52 regular season American Hockey League games with both the Manchester Monarchs and the Rochester Americans this past season, totaling 36 points (10-26=36), 63 penalty minutes and a plus-14 rating. He also saw action in four postseason games with the Monarchs (0-1=1, 2 PIM; Plus-1) before joining the Kings as a Black Ace for much of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. McNabb was originally selected by the Sabres in the third round (66th overall) at the 2009 NHL Draft.
The 23-year-old Andreoff (born on May 17, 1991) is a 6-1, 207-pound native of Pickering, Ontario who recently wrapped up his second full season in Manchester, collecting 35 points (11-24=35), a team-leading 133 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating 76 regular season games. He also tied for the team lead in playoff points (1-2=3 in four postseason games) and led the team in playoff shots on goal (13). Andreoff, who was originally selected by the Kings in the third round (80th overall) at the 2011 NHL Draft, also joined McNabb as a Kings Black Ace for much of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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