Jordan Nolan has re-signed with the Los Angeles Kings for three seasons, the club announced on Tuesday. Per Bob McKenzie of TSN, the average annual value of the contract is $950,000.
In 36 games this season, Nolan has four goals, 27 penalty minutes, a minus-five rating and 26 shots on goal. He drives play at a 47.8% Corsi-for rate during five-on-five play.
Over 170 regular season games in Los Angeles, the seventh round draft pick from 2009 has 14 goals, 24 points, a minus-nine rating and 155 penalty minutes.
Nolan has hit a nice stride since aligning with Nick Shore and Kyle Clifford after the All-Star Break.
“Yeah, they’ve been great for us,” Drew Doughty said after Saturday’s Stadium Series win over San Jose. “They’ve been good for a while now, not just tonight.”
The Kings still have plenty of work to do. Jarret Stoll, Justin Williams, Robyn Regehr and Jamie McBain are unrestricted free agents after this season, while Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli, Martin Jones, Kyle Clifford, Andy Andreoff and Nick Shore are restricted free agents. Based on financials made available when Capgeek.com was operational, Los Angeles now has approximately $61.15 million allotted to 15 players for the 2015-16 season. There is a question of how much the next year’s salary cap will rise from this year’s 69-million ceiling.
Reaction from Nolan and Darryl Sutter will follow shortly.