Jacob Moverare, LA Kings

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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.

The left side of the LA Kings defense corps will have Jacob Moverare on it for at least the next two seasons after the Kings and Moverare agreed to a two-year deal on Wednesday:

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.

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