According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Los Angeles Kings have signed free agent defenseman Tom Gilbert to a one-year deal worth $1.4MM. The deal represents a 50% pay cut from the $2.8MM he earned last year.
Gilbert spent last season with Montreal where he scored just two points in 45 games while averaging 16:52 per game, down nearly three minutes from 2014-15. He was a healthy scratch at times before suffering a season-ending knee injury just prior to the trade deadline.
In his career, Gilbert has played in 637 games between Edmonton, Minnesota, Florida, and Montreal, collecting 44 goals and 174 assists. He’ll serve as a third pairing blueliner for the Kings.