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Kings re-sign center Belanger after best season

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.