LA Kings sign forward Brayden Burke to one-year, two-way contract, $750K AAV

The LA Kings have signed forward Brayden Burke to a one-year, two-way contract extension with an average annual value (AAV) of $750,000 at the NHL level.

Burke, 24, was acquired via trade from the Arizona Coyotes on Day 2 of the NHL Draft. He recorded 14 points (1-13=14) in 28 games last season with the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL). He skated in three full seasons with the Roadrunners, posting 99 points (35-64=99) in 146 games. In 2019-20, the Edmonton, Alberta native paced all Tucson skaters with 52 points (21-31=52) and 21 goals in 51 games, as he was selected to represent the Pacific Division at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic, hosted by the Ontario Reign.

Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Coyotes, the 5-10, 165-pound winger played five seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the Red Deer Rebels, Lethbridge Hurricanes and Moosejaw Warriors. In 238 regular-season WHL games, he registered 338 points (85-253=338) and a plus-67 rating while adding 30 points (13-17=30) and a plus-2 rating in 26 postseason outings.

Following Andersson’s signing, the Kings have three unsigned restricted free agents remaining – Kale Clague, Jacob Moverare and Austin Strand.

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