Kings sign defenceman Matt Roy to three-year, $9.45M extension

Los Angeles Kings defenceman Matt Roy (3) has signed a three-year contract extension. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

The Los Angeles Kings have locked up an important member of their blue lines' future by signing Matt Roy to a three-year, $9.45-million contract extension.

Roy, 26, was scheduled to become a restricted free agent after the season.

Originally a seventh-round pick by the Kings in 2015, Roy has appeared in 119 NHL games since making his debut in 2018-19. In 24 games this season, he has seven assists and a plus-two rating while skating in a career-high 19:16 minutes a game.

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