News: Marian Gaborik staying in LA for SEVEN-Years

1:49PM: Gaborik’s cap hit is $4.9 million. (LeBrun)

1:42PM: Gaborik’s cap hit is just under $5 million. (Nick Kypreos)

1:40PM: Marian Gaborik has signed a seven-year contract extension with the LA Kings. (Jon Rosen)

The deal is believed to be worth $4.9 million or $5 million per season. (Pierre LeBrun)

Gaborik was acquired from Columbus at the trade deadline.

He was sent to Columbus from the Rangers at the previous trade deadline.

In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Gaborik had 14 goals and 8 assists.

Gaborik’s previous contract, that he signed with the Rangers on July 1, 2009, was five-years with a cap hit of $7.5 million.




8 comments
twiggy10
twiggy10

Surprised they went 7yrs. I think they bid against themselves. No other team with a chance to win (in other words that would be appealing to Gaborik) would have gone that long. 


I guess the Kings believe he can be healthy and at $5mil if he produces 20-25 goals a year it will be worth the money. Wonder if he got a no-trade clause included or he gave that up to get the length of contract?


Randy Stewart
Randy Stewart

Lets see if he can stay healthy enough to play over half the games each year...

Loglo99
Loglo99

gabby's the man, thats a great cap hit for the Kings. He landed in a good spot, and obviously could've gotten more elsewhere, yet took less to help the cause. good for the Kings and him both.

Guyute
Guyute

this kinda hurts.

john smith
john smith

That's a really low hit for a player of his caliber who's still only 32.While 7 years is a long term,think about where the cap will be 6 or 7 years from now based on recent growth,even if he's a shell of his present self by then it won't be too bad.There main concern will be keeping him healthy,particularly come playoff time.

Straw18
Straw18

I'm shocked!! He is 32.....yes he had a great post season but 7 years??  

Ethan Spiro
Ethan Spiro

@john smith This is the first time where his role isn't 'first line & main scoring option' for a team. He played that role before and during his time in NY. That's a role that comes with lots of ice time, physical punishment and directly facing the opposition's toughest defenders. He doesn't have to be THAT GUY in LA with all of their other offensive options. As a secondary scoring option, he doesn't log the same amount of ice time and can find a lot more open space, not being shadowed by a top defensive pairing. I could end up being completely wrong, but I feel like this might help to keep him healthy, despite his track record with injuries.

Michael Kuczynski
Michael Kuczynski

@Straw18 Agree.  Think the Kings Organization knows they have a great team right now, they only looking 3-4 yrs ahead.