Kings re-sign Nolan: three years, $2.85 million


The Los Angeles Kings re-upped with one of their toughest customers on Tuesday, agreeing to a three-year deal with pending RFA forward Jordan Nolan.

Nolan, 25, signed for $2.85 million, per TSN. That represents an average annual value of $950,000, a nice pay bump from the $750,000 he’s making on his current contract.

A four-year veteran, Nolan has spent his entire career in Los Angeles, helping the team capture the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014. He appeared in 20 games during the ’12 run but just three last year, as his role diminished following a good regular season in which he posted career highs in goals (six) and points (10).

This season, Nolan has four goals in 36 games while averaging 9:33 TOI per night.

With this new deal, it’ll be interesting to see what L.A. does with its other resident tough guy, Kyle Clifford. A pending RFA, Clifford is playing on a one-year, $1.075M deal and has proven to be an important contributor; he’s fought a team-high eight times and is on pace (three goals, 10 points) to eclipse his career-high of 14 points, set during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign.