The LA Kings took care of one of their own, re-signing forward Trevor Moore to a two-year deal on Saturday.
Just hours after wrapping up what looks to be another solid draft class, the LA Kings’ front office re-signed forward Trevor Moore to a two-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth $3.75M ($1.875M AAV).
LA Kings announced they have re-signed Trevor Moore to a two-year contract extension.#GoKingsGo
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The move comes on the heels of general manager Rob Blake responding to a question regarding Moore’s contract status after Day 1 of the 2021 NHL Draft.
“We would like to, obviously,” Blake said of wanting to retain Moore. “That was one of our focus: we went ahead and protected him in the expansion [draft], understanding where we’re at, we feel he’s an important part in our lineup, but also in the leadership in the type of culture. You can see him adapt, very much becoming a prominent figure in that aspect for us as the year went on last year.”
Moore, 26, was acquired in the Kyle Clifford and Jack Campbell deal with Toronto in February 2020. The Thousand Oaks, CA, native had three goals and five points in 15 games with the Kings before the 2019-20 season was prematurely shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the shortened 2021 campaign, Moore took his game to another level, tallying 10 goals with 13 assists, primarily playing as a middle-six winger. However, he earned the trust of the coaching staff and was moved up to the top line for a couple of games.
He continued his strong play at the World Championships in Riga, Latvia, accumulating five goals and nine points while helping Team USA take home the bronze medal.