NHL Notes: NJ gives Greene long-term extension

NHL Notes: NJ gives Greene long-term extension
July 30, 2014, 9:45 pm

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils signed defenseman Andy Greene to a long-term contract extension Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed

The 31-year-old Greene, who has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Devils, had one year remaining on his current contract at $3.5 million.

Greene played in all 82 regular-season games last season, scoring a career-high eight goals and adding 24 assists as the Devils missed the playoff. He has 28 goals and 121 assists in his NHL career.

The Michigan native played four seasons at Miami of Ohio (see full story).

Kings: King avoids arbitration
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Left wing Dwight King has agreed to a three-year, $5.85 million contract to return to the Los Angeles Kings, avoiding arbitration.

The Stanley Cup champions announced the deal Wednesday with King, a two-time Cup winner.

King set career highs with 15 goals and 15 assists in 77 games last season, adding three goals and eight assists in the playoffs.

King has been a dependable two-way forward for Los Angeles throughout its run to two NHL titles in three years, playing in all 64 of the Kings' postseason games during that stretch.

He is a favorite of coach Darryl Sutter for his defensive play and penalty-killing acumen.

King and Los Angeles were scheduled for an arbitration hearing Friday in Toronto. The Kings have no remaining arbitration cases.

Canadiens: Two added to coaching staff
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have hired Dan Lacroix as assistant coach and Rob Ramage as player development coach.

Lacroix worked as an assistant coach in the NHL for seven of the past eight seasons, including last season with the Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers. He previously worked as assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2010 to 2013 and with the New York Islanders from 2006 to 2009.

Lacroix also worked as assistant coach with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Canadiens' main affiliate team in the AHL during the 2009-10 season (see full story).

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