Kings announce signing of Brooks Laich

The Los Angeles Kings have announced the signing of center Brooks Laich. The terms of the deal, which were announced on Thursday, are for one year and $650,000. 

The Kings gave Laich a player tryout in early September. The 34 year-old played his first game with the Kings on Saturday night in a 6-4 Kings win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Laich was a -1 with two shots on goal. 

The Kings become Laich's fourth National Hockey League team. In addition to the Kings, Laich has played for the Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Laich has not played in the NHL since 2015-16 when he shared his time with the Capitals and Maple Leafs and had two goals and 12 assists for 14 points in 81 games. Last year with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, Laich had one goal and eight assists for nine points. 

Always known for his aggressive style of play, Laich has reached a minimum of 100 hits in four different seasons. He had a career high 126 hits in 2015-16. 

The Kings are currently on a six game road trip. Their next home game is on Nov. 2 when they host the Maple Leafs.