Kings and Alec Martinez Agree on Extension

According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, and Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Los Angeles Kings have re-signed defenseman Alec Martinez to a six-year deal, worth an estimated $24 million ($4 million AAV).

Martinez, The 6’-1” 215 pound, Native of Rochester Hills, Michigan was drafted in the fourth round (95th overall) by the Kings in 2007. After playing at Miami of Ohio University, he he started his pro career in the American Hockey League with the Kings top affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs. In 147 games in “Manchvegas” he posted 20 goals, and 49 assists. He played in 20 games in the AHL in 2010-11 and would be called up in the same year to finish the remaining 60 in the National Hockey League.

Alec Martinez has spent the last four seasons with the Kings and has appeared in 221 game for Los Angeles, and has contributed 25 goals, and 62 assists, and has got his name on the Stanley Cup twice in three years. Martinez scored the double overtime goal in game five to win the 2014 Stanley Cup back in June. The Kings won the Series four games to one.

Now the Kings have the 27-year-old, #27 locked up, and don’t have to worry about him hitting the free agent market in July 2015.


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