Kings sign defenceman Tom Gilbert to one-year deal

Montreal Canadiens' Tom Gilbert reacts as members of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 16, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (Mike Carlson/AP)

The Los Angeles Kings signed free agent defenceman Tom Gilbert to a one-year contract Friday.

The Kings were light on salary cap space heading into free agency and GM Dean Lombardi managed to bolster his blue line at discount, inking Gilbert to a very reasonable $1.4-million deal.

Gilbert totalled one goal and one assist in 45 games with the Montreal Canadiens in 2015-16. The 33-year-old underwent season-ending knee surgery in February.

Gilbert has registered 44 goals and 218 points in 637 career games with the Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, and Canadiens.

July 1, 2016

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Tom Gilbert
Defence
AGE: 35
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$1.4 million
TOTAL:
$1.4 million

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