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07-04-2006, 02:28 PM
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TSN: Kings sign Willsie

Brian Willsie is on the move after a career-best campaign.

The 28-year-old right wing agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Playing in his second season with the Washington Capitals, Willsie notched career highs in goals (19), assists (22), points (41) and penalty minutes (77) in appearing in a team-high 82 games.

"At 28 years of age, Brian has a lot of productive years ahead of him," Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi said. "We expect him to be a solid all-around player with us in Los Angeles and to provide a winning attitude and competitive nature.

"He is a very versatile player in that he can play both wing positions effectively, and he brings a good deal of experience with him as well."

Originally a sixth-round pick of Colorado in 1996, Willsie has 36 goals and 71 points in 200 career games between the Avalanche and Capitals.

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