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Dwight King is headed to the KHL

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers - Game Three

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Dwight King #21 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 16, 2017 in New York City. The Canadiens defeated the Rangers 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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After spending seven seasons in the NHL and being a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams veteran forward Dwight King is headed to Russia to continue his career in the KHL.

The league announced on Monday that the 28-year-old King has signed a two-year contract with Avtomobilist.

King has spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Kings -- winning the Stanley Cup with them in 2012 and 2014 -- before being traded to the Montreal Canadiens this past season. In 80 games split between the two teams in 2016-17 he scored nine goals and added seven assists.

In 365 career games he has 53 goals and 56 assists.

King was an unrestricted free agent this summer. His move to Russia has been rumored for quite some time now after he received only mild interest from other NHL teams.