Kings Ink Greene, Campbell
October 17, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, CA — On October 17, the Los Angeles Kings signed defenseman Matt Greene to a five-year contract extension. They also signed defenseman prospect Andrew Campbell to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Financial terms of either deal were not disclosed by the Kings, but Greene’s deal is rumored to be worth $14.75 million, averaging $2.95 million per year.
Greene, 25, played three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers before being traded to the Kings along with center Jarret Stoll in exchange for defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky on June 29.
In 78 games last season with Edmonton, Greene scored a goal and contributed nine assists for ten points with 109 penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 233-pound native of Grand Ledge, Michigan has scored a goal and has added twelve assists for 13 points with 212 penalty minutes in 154 National Hockey League games.
Greene has also played in 18 playoff games with the Oilers, recording one assist with 34 penalty minutes.
Campbell, 20, was selected by the Kings in the third round (74th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-4, 196-pound native of Caledonia, Ontario played with the Sault Ste. (Soo) Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League last season, scoring 13 goals and tallying 22 assists for 35 points with 64 penalty minutes in 68 regular season games.
In 14 playoff games, Campbell scored two goals and added three assists for five points with 13 penalty minutes in the 2007-08 OHL playoffs.
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