Kings, RFA Berube come to terms - LA Kings Insider

The Kings and restricted free agent goaltender Jean-François Bérubé have come to terms on a new two-year contract.

Berube, 23, has appeared in 53 career AHL games, 48 of which took place last year as he inherited Manchester’s starting job upon Martin Jones’ permanent departure to Los Angeles. The 2009 fourth round pick was 28-17-2 with a 2.37 goals-against average, a .913 save percentage and three shutouts with the Monarchs, leading all rookie AHL netminders in wins. After posting a 1.67 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage during the team’s four-game series loss to Norfolk in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs, he joined the Kings for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a Black Ace.

Barring any injuries or any unforeseen events, he’ll spend the entire 2014-15 season in Manchester.

With Berube’s signing, Dwight King becomes Los Angeles’ lone restricted free agent. According to CapGeek.com, the Kings have 23 players under contract – a group that does not include King, Andy Andreoff or David Van der Gulik – and 1.56 million dollars in cap space. Teams must submit a salary cap compliant roster of 23 players before the start of the season.

You may remember Berube from when he received a mid-season call-up/vacation during the Olympic break. Here’s a fun Sporting News story on what it’s like being a Black Ace on the ice with the Stanley Cup.

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