The deal is now official: the LA Kings have signed goaltender Cal Petersen to a three-year contract extension.
The Fourth Period was the first to announce that the deal was done but it is now official: the LA Kings and Cal Petersen have come to terms on a contract extension. The new deal would see the goaltender donning the silver-and-black until at least 2025.
The LA Kings have signed goaltender @CalPetersen40 to a three-year contract.
— LA Kings (@LAKings) September 22, 2021
Last season, Petersen played in 35 games, registering career-highs in save percentage (.911) and also goals-against average (2.89). Of course, while his record of 9-18-5 wasn’t anything to write home about, said mark was more of a reflection on his team’s overall struggles and not of the 26-year-old’s individual game.
Petersen followed up his 2020-21 campaign with a trip to Latvia where he represented Team USA, shining in goal en route to earn his native country a bronze medal while earning himself Best Goaltender honours.
Pegged as the goaltender of the future for the club, Cal Petersen used the abbreviated 2021 season as an opportunity to stand out in the Kings goal. Albeit unofficially, the Notre Dame alum took the reins as the starter last season and will have every intention to become an official starter.
There is much more to discuss with Cal Petersen and his future but for now, it is a promising time. After all, the LA Kings and their fans no longer have to worry about the Waterloo, IA, native testing the free-agent waters next summer — which was the plan had he not signed this extension.
Congratulations to Mr. Petersen and the LA Kings.