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Kings, Jake Muzzin agree to deal

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract with defenseman Jake Muzzin, Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi announced Friday.

Muzzin, 23, appeared in 45 games for the Kings last season and had seven goals and nine assists with 35 penalty minutes.

Among NHL rookie defensemen, Muzzin ranked second in goals, tied for fifth in assists, tied for third in points, first in plus-minus (+16, second overall among rookies), tied for third in power-play goals (three), fifth in shots (77) and fifth in hits (70).

Muzzin was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for March and was selected as the Kings Best Newcomer (Mark Bavis Memorial Award). Muzzin also played in 17 of the Kings' 18 playoff games and had three assists and six penalty minutes.