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Kings give captain Norstrom two-year extension

LOS ANGELES -- Captain and defenseman Mattias Norstrom has
received a two-year contract extension from the Los Angeles Kings.

Norstrom, 34, joined the Kings in the 1995-96 season and has the
longest term of consecutive service on the team.

"We're happy to have Matty continue his career with the
Kings," general manager Dave Taylor said Monday. "We appreciate
his leadership, dedication and commitment to our organization."

Norstrom said he was happy to stay.

"This organization is committed to winning and I am thrilled
that they want me to continue to be a part of it," he said.

The Kings acquired Norstrom from the New York Rangers in March
1996. His career with both teams spans 742 regular season games and
31 NHL postseason games.

"He is all about substance, character and determination,"
coach Andy Murray said.

Despite the years of Norstrom's consecutive service with the
Kings, Luc Robitaille's 14 years leads all current players in total
time with the team.