Kings goalie Garon accepts one-year qualifying offer

Updated: July 17, 2006, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles goalie Mathieu Garon accepted his qualifying offer on Monday and signed a one-year deal worth $1.216 million to stay with the Kings.

The 28-year-old Garon went 31-26-3 record with a 3.22 goals-against average and .894 save percentage last season, his first in Los Angeles. He was chosen as the NHL defensive player of the month in December when he was 9-3 and allowed three goals or fewer in 11 of 12 starts.

In 106 NHL games with the Kings and Montreal Canadiens, Garon is 47-46-3.

The Kings also announced Monday that they signed forward Tim Jackman to a one-year contract.

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