Having shown his American League savvy over the past season, Los Angeles Kings 2017 first-round pick Gabriel Vilardi agreed to a new, one-year, one-way deal with the club on Saturday. from California.
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The 22-year-old Ontarian will receive $825,000 for the 2022-23 season.
After spending the entire 2020-2021 campaign with the Kings – totaling 10 goals and 23 points in 54 games – Vilardi mainly worked with the Ontario Reign last season. He was dominant, amassing 15 goals and 38 points in 39 outings.
In 25 games with the Kings, however, he was limited to five goals and seven points. The coming year could therefore be of crucial importance for the rest of his career.
In addition, Jaret Anderson-Dolan has also signed a new one-year pact with the Kings. However, it is a two-part agreement that will allow him to earn $ 750,000 if he plays all season in the National Hockey League (NHL).