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Kings sign Matt Greene to 5-year extension

October 17, 2008 |  4:05 pm

Matt Greene, left, checks San Jose Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi in the Kings' season opener.The Kings seem serious about this long-term signing stuff.

On Friday they signed defenseman Matt Greene to a five-year extension, through the 2013-14 season, adding him to a list of players who committed to wearing the purple, silver, black and white for a while.

That list already had Anze Kopitar (seven-year extension), Dustin Brown (six-year extension), Jarret Stoll (four-year deal) and Patrick O'Sullivan (three-year deal).

The Kings acquired Greene and Stoll from Edmonton in the Lubomir Visnovsky trade. Greene, 25, was appointed one of the team's alternate captains before the season began.

The Kings also announced they had reached agreement with defenseman Andrew Campbell on a three-year entry-level contract.

Campbell, a third-round pick and 74th overall in the June draft, is playing for the Kings' American Hockey League farm team in Manchester, N.H. Busy day even before tonight's game against Carolina at Staples Center.

-- Helene Elliott

Photo: Matt Greene, left, checks San Jose Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi in the Kings' season opener. Credit: Tony Avelar / Associated Press

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