The Los Angeles Kings signed forward Tanner Pearson to a two-year extension, the team announced Thursday.
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Pearson’s new contract will have an average annual value of $1.4 million.
The 22-year-old was scheduled to become a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season.
Pearson has not played since Jan. 10. He underwent surgery for a fractured left fibula on Jan. 14.
In 42 games this season, Pearson has registered 12 goals, four assists with a plus-14 rating. The Kitchener, Ont., native has played in 67 career NHL games (15 goals, eight assists) and 25 playoff games. He scored 12 points in Los Angeles’ Stanley Cup run last season.
The Kings originally selected him in the first round (30th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
April 2, 2015