Mikey Anderson contract extension 8 years $33 Million

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Mikey Anderson 8 Year Contract Extension

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The LA Kings have signed defenseman Mikey Anderson to an eight-year contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $4,125,000 through the 2030-31 season.

"We're excited to have a player of Mikey Anderson's caliber signed to the Kings long-term," said LA Kings vice president and general manager Rob Blake. "Mikey has not only developed into a trusted, shut-down player on the ice, but a well-respected individual in the room that we envision continuing to grow into our leadership core."

Anderson, 23, is in the midst of a career year with single-season highs in assists (11), points (13), plus-minus (plus-10), shots (60), blocked shots (69), time-on-ice per game (21:49) and shorthanded time-on-ice per game (2:26), while sitting tied for his career best with two goals. He is one of only seven Kings skaters to appear in all 55 of the team's games this season, sitting three appearances shy of establishing another career high.

A fourth round (103rd overall) selection by the Kings at the 2017 NHL Draft, Anderson has tallied 33 points (6-27=33) with a plus-20 rating and 70 penalty minutes (PIM) in 172 career NHL games. The 6-0, 195-pound blueliner also made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut last season, appearing in seven contests and earning his first postseason point (0-1=1) while averaging 19:49 time-on-ice per game. Anderson began his professional career in the 2019-20 season with the Ontario Reign (AHL), where he registered 15 points (3-12=15) in 53 games before making his NHL debut with the Kings on Feb. 29, 2020.

Prior to his professional career, Anderson attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2017-19) where he helped the Bulldogs capture back-to-back NCAA National Championships (2018-19) as well as an NCHC Championship (2019). He combined for 50 points (11-39=50) in 79 regular-season games and was named an honorable mention to the NCHC All-Star Team his sophomore season (2018-19). Before Minnesota-Duluth, Anderson skated in two seasons of junior hockey with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL), totaling 50 points (6-44=50) in 111 appearances along with eight points (5-3=8) in 17 playoff games.

The Roseville, Minnesota native has represented the United States in two IIHF World Junior Championships, captaining the U.S. to a silver medal in 2019 just one year after he and his brother, Joey, helped the U.S. earn a bronze medal on home ice in 2018. In 14 games representing Team USA, Anderson has tallied six points (2-4=6).
 
I think I beat you posting this literally by a few seconds. Hopefully someone can combine the threads.
 
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I boo'd him with a passion, but let's face it, Rob Blake is killing it right now.
 
This is a GREAT deal today and it will most likely just keep on getting better for each year!
 
Congrats Mikey....errr Michael Anderson. Big boy contract now. You rich dawg!

Now all the players will just have to crosscheck Crosby to get a nice raise.
 
Cap situation is looking really good. We have $7 million coming off the books with Quick's contract and Phaneuf's buyout ending, and Richard's settlement dropping $200k next year. Cap expected to go up $1 million. About $5.5 million increase in pay to Moore and Anderson starting next year. That leaves about $2.5 million for increases to Vilardi and the other RFAs (Bjornfot, Kupari and JAD, which should be minimal). Lemieux's and Edler's contracts also ending but probably replaced with players earning close to what they make.
 
Stay at home guys are historically underpaid but this is still a smoking deal by Blake. $4M is fair value today but will probably be a huge bargain after the cap starts increasing.

Blake is killing it as many have noted above. I just wanted to echo it because he's really killing it.
 
Fantastic news. Blake wasted no time in making good on the paltry 1-year contract he gave Mikey this summer to buy more time to make a deal like this. Blake rarely goes for the max 8 years so a true testament to a crucial player.
 
Great deal my Blake. Kid gets security, and Dewy gets a partner for the rest of his time with the Kings. Oh and when Dewy leaves the Kings Mikey will wear the "A"
 
Fantastic deal. Next up should be Durzi.

Plenty of time for Durzi, he's got all of next year to keep working on things. He's not going to be cheap, might as well be sure he's going to be worth it.
 
I will let everyone know my honest opinion about this signing in 8 seasons.
 
Fantastic news. Blake wasted no time in making good on the paltry 1-year contract he gave Mikey this summer to buy more time to make a deal like this. Blake rarely goes for the max 8 years so a true testament to a crucial player.

This! Not just a great deal for the team and the cap (which it clearly is) but a good looong rewarding contract to the player who had to sign that deal. Blake gives the kind of loyalty DL talked about. His mentor taught him well.... even if the mentor wasn't always the best at it in practice.
 

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