Kings re-sign center Belanger after best season

Updated: July 19, 2006, 3:01 PM ET
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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday re-signed center Eric Belanger to a one-year contract.

The 28-year-old recently completed the most productive of his five NHL seasons, all with the Kings, setting career highs with 17 goals, 37 points, 62 penalty minutes and a 14.3 shooting percentage in 65 games.

The 6-foot, 188-pounder also matched a career high with 20 assists.

Selected by the Kings in the fourth round of the 1996 draft, Belanger has 63 goals, 87 assists and 169 penalty minutes in 323 games.