Breaking: Marian Gaborik Signs 7 Year Extension with L.A.
From castaway to King of L.A., Marian Gaborik has found a home for the next 7 years riding shotgun with Anze Kopitar.
Marian Gaborik, Los Angeles Kings reach seven-year deal http://t.co/drufYUs7kX
— ESPN NHL coverage (@ESPN_NHL) June 25, 2014
The Kings leading goal scorer in the playoffs will hope to continue his scoring ways for the next 7 seasons, which has been no easy feat for him. Whether it was injuries or drawing the ire of coaches, Gaborik has had trouble producing.
His stat line looks like an EKG report thanks to on again – off again production. However, this year he found a incredible chemistry with Anze Kopitar and the result was 14 goals and a Stanley Cup.
Although the contract takes him to 39, it comes with only an AAV of 4.9 million and the Kings can trade him at anytime. Now if Gaborik and Kopitar can keep producing, L.A. won’t have to exercise that right.
Regardless, Marian Gaborik earned this contract and L.A. has a top line that may just be the best in the league.