Kings re-sign Mitchell.

Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider reports the Kings have re-signed defenseman Willie Mitchell to a two-year, $7 million contract extension, or an average annual cap hit of $3.5 million per season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s the same average annual salary he’s earned over the past six seasons. Mitchell’s a solid defensive blueliner, and the Kings obviously didn’t want to lose his experience and leadership.