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Kings Re-Sign Laperriere

August 2, 2000

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Los Angeles Kings re-signed restricted free-agent center Ian Laperriere to a multiyear contract Tuesday.

No other terms of the deal were released.

Laperriere, 26, had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday.

``We’re very pleased to have Ian signed,″ Kings general manager Dave Taylor said. ``He gives us a real gritty edge with his high-energy play.″

Laperriere played in 79 games for the Kings last season and finished with nine goals and 22 points. He led the team with 185 penalty minutes.

Laperriere, 6-foot-1 and 197 pounds, was acquired by the Kings in a 1996 trade with the New York Rangers.

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