The LA Kings and defenseman Jacob Moverare agree on a two-year deal worth $762,500 per year. The left-shot Swede appeared in 19 games for LA.
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Moverare started the 2021-22 season in the AHL with the Ontario Reign. He picked up three goals and ten points in 30 games in the AHL while being relied upon to play top-four minutes.
The 23-year-old made his NHL debut on January 6th in a loss to the Nashville Predators. He would be up and down over the next month between LA and Ontario before becoming a mainstay with the Kings by March. In total, he appeared in 19 NHL games, registering two assists while averaging 16:20 time on ice per game.
Moverare’s first career point came in his second game in Pittsburgh, and it was a pretty stretch pass to Trevor Moore:
The left-side of the LA Kings blueline remains a question mark. With Moverare signing, the team has just him and fellow Swede Tobias Bjornfort under contract. Though, Mikey Anderson will indeed be inked to a deal this summer.
Whether or not the Kings add to that left side from outside the organization will likely impact the role for Moverare. A quiet, steady defenseman, he slots in perfectly on the third pair with an offensive-minded Sean Durzi. Though, he could provide some necessary depth as the seventh defenseman should the Kings make any offseason additions.
At the end of the two-year deal, Moverare will still be a Restricted Free Agent.