The Kings acquired Cloutier from the Vancouver Canucks on July 5
for a second-round selection in next year's NHL entry draft and a
conditional pick in the 2009 draft.
Financial terms of the contract were not announced. When acquired from the Canucks, he was under contract for this season for $2.5 million, with the option of becoming an unrestricted free
agent after that.
The 30-year-old Cloutier played in only 13 games with the
Canucks last season, recording an 8-3-1 record with a 3.17
goals-against average before sustaining a season-ending knee injury
Nov. 20 in a game at Anaheim. Before that, he was the first
Vancouver goalie to post three straight 30-win seasons.
Cloutier is 1-1 with a 2.67 goals-against average in two
preseason games with the Kings.
Originally drafted by the New York Rangers as the 26th overall
selection in the 1994 draft, Cloutier has a career record of
131-124-33, a goals-against-average of 2.66, and a save percentage
of .902 in 318 career regular-season NHL games with the Canucks,
Rangers and Tampa Bay.