Marian Gaborik Re-Signs with Kings: Latest Contract Details and Reaction

Winger Marian Gaborik parlayed a spectacular postseason run into a hefty contract as the Slovakian star signed a seven-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.  

The team confirmed the deal in a release on its website.

Gaborik also spoke about his return to Los Angeles on his Twitter account:

Nick Kyperos of Sportsnet had the reported terms of the deal between the two sides:

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun provides a year-by-year breakdown:

Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star had more insight into Gaborik's contract:

Gaborik has long been viewed as one of the NHL's most talented offensive players, but there were often questions about his ability to stay healthy and whether or not he was capable of raising his game when it mattered most.

Although Gaborik did miss nearly half of the regular season with knee and collarbone injuries, he was absolutely immense down the stretch after being traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Los Angeles Kings.

Gaborik was instrumental in the Kings' run toward a second Stanley Cup title in three years as he put up 22 points and led the playoffs in goal scoring, according to ESPN Stats & Info:

Gaborik's trade to the Kings didn't make a lot of waves initially as he never seemed to fit well in Columbus' system, but it ultimately proved to be the biggest deadline deal of the season and perhaps one of the most significant of all time.

It just so happens that Gaborik fit in with the Kings' system and roster like a glove and he was exactly what L.A. needed to get over the top. Gaborik's synergy with center Anze Kopitar was particularly impressive and it was something the Kings envisioned as soon as they acquired him, per Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports:

Gaborik unquestionably made himself a lot of money by proving capable of producing when it matt...

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