Soon-to-be Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jamie McBain, shown here playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League on October 31, 2014.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — The last couple of months have been quite the whirlwind for veteran defenseman Jamie McBain
, who skated in practice with the Los Angeles Kings
on November 10, and, as first reported by Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times, will be signed today to a one-year contract worth $550,000
, the league minimum salary.
The 26-year-old, 6-1, 181-pound native of Edina, Minnesota has played in 275 career regular season National Hockey League games with the Carolina Hurricanes and the Buffalo Sabres (2013-14 season), scoring 25 goals and adding 67 assists for 92 points, with a -22 plus/minus rating and 62 penalty minutes.
McBain became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2014, after the Sabres declined to make him a qualifying offer. He was invited to the Arizona Coyotes training camp, but didn’t catch on.
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