Kings Get Allison

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The Los Angeles Kings acquired center Jason Allison from the Boston Bruins and signed him to a new three-year deal worth $20 million.

Allison and left wing Mikko Eloranta were traded to L.A. for center Jozef Stumpel and right wing Glen Murray, both former Bruins.

"We have acquired a premier first-line center, and a young, exciting player in Jason Allison," Kings GM Dave Taylor said. "Looking back at this summer's available players, we felt Jason's size and skill, combined with the fact that he is only 26 years of age, made him one of the top centers available. His best years are still ahead of him, and we are pleased to have acquired him at this stage of his NHL career."

Allison, who was the Bruins' leading scorer last season, broke off negotiations with Boston in September said he would never play for the Bruins.

Allison's new contract will pay him $5.5 million this season, $6.5 million next season and $8 million in the final year of the contract.

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