Kings sign D Mitchell to two-year, $7 million extension Staff

2/24/2012 6:03:35 PM

The Los Angeles Kings are staying busy.

A day after acquiring Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Kings re-signed defenceman Willie Mitchell to a two-year, $7 million contract extension on Friday.

The 34-year-old stay-at-home defenceman has recorded three goals and nine assists in 55 games this season.

Mitchell was in the final year of a two-year deal that paid him $3.5 million a season. He would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.