Kings Extend Fiset's Contract

The Los Angeles Kings extended the contract of goaltender Stephane Fiset, who has a 7-3-3 record and 2.25 goals-against average this season.

Terms were not announced.

"We are certainly pleased to reach this agreement with Stephane, which adds stability to our goaltending situation," Kings general manager Dave Taylor said in making the announcement Thursday. "He has been a very solid and dependable goaltender for our organization the past three seasons."

Fiset, 29, had an 18-21-1 record and a career-best 2.60 goals-against average along with three shutouts last year. He missed 23 games due to various groin strains.

"It was very important to me and my family that I reach a long-term agreement with the Kings," said Fiset, who as a restricted free agent signed a one-year contract based upon an arbitrator's ruling in August.

Fiset has one shutout this year, giving him 10 with the Kings and tying him for second on the team's career list with Kelly Hrudey. Rogie Vachon leads with 32.

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