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Marian Gaborik | Winger

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
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Marian Gaborik played an instrumental part in the Kings' championship run this past spring, but the oft-injured sniper remains a risky pick to perform that big of a role on your fantasy team.
The hulking right winger missed exactly half the season due to injury last year, and was coming off a poor 2012-13 where he garnered just 27 points in 42 games. There is no doubt the skilled Slovakian has the ability to produce elite numbers, but investing too much stock in a player who has been a major fantasy disappointment for the past two years might not be worth the risk. Aug 23 - 2:38 PM

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Marian Gaborik's new contract is reportedly worth about $34.3 million over seven years.

In other words, Gaborik will come with a $4.9 million annual cap hit. Although the length of his contract has to be concerning from the Kings' perspective, they did a good job keeping his cap hit down. Gaborik could have likely gotten a meaningfully higher annual salary on the open market, but he likely settle for less for a longer contract and the knowledge that he'll be playing for a competitive squad.
Jun 25 - 1:59 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have inked Marian Gaborik to a seven-year extension.

The financial terms weren't immediately available. Gaborik has a lengthy injury history, so signing him to a seven-year deal is a huge risk for the Kings. Still, he sparked the Kings' offense after they acquired him from Columbus at the trade deadline and is one of the main reasons they won the Stanley Cup. They might end up regretting this move in a few years, but there's no question that they're a better team going into the 2014-15 campaign with him on board.
Jun 25 - 1:37 PM

Marian Gaborik is reportedly close to agreeing to a new contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

A source told ESPN.com on Tuesday, that the two sides have made good strides in the past three to four days, but the deal isn't finished yet. Other teams can start talking with Gaborik on Wednesday, but it looks like he'll be staying in Los Angeles.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 24 - 5:06 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have reportedly offered Marian Gaborik a three-year deal.

The Toronto Sun is reporting that the deal is worth $5 million annually, but CBC's Elliotte Friedman thinks it's in the ballpark of $5.5 million to $5.6 million per. Either way, Gaborik would likely have to accept less money than he'd get as a free agent if he wants to stay in Los Angeles.
Source: CBC
Jun 23 - 12:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings and the agent for Marian Gaborik continue to negotiate towards a new contract before the start of free agency on July 1.

Ron Salcer is the agent for Gaborik who is entitled to become an unrestricted free agent next week but acknowledges that Gaborik wants to return. "I think Marian enjoyed, not just the time here, but everything about the experience," Salcer said on Sunday. "I think to continue that is something he would like and the team would like. So I would hope we could come to a meeting of the minds and get that done." Stay tuned.
Jun 23 - 7:24 AM

Kings captain Dustin Brown naturally thinks very highly of what Marian Gaborik brought to the table during the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning run.

Los Angeles struggled offensively until they acquired Gaborik at the trade deadline. "It took pressure off of Kopi and slotted Stolly at the three spot at center and it evened things out," Brown said. "That was two years ago, and now Carts has moved to center. It's all about slotting guys in the right position. When we brought in Carts, it took the pressure off of Kopi and Justin and me and all the guys who were expected to score goals, because now we had Carts to score goals. It was just another addition of that." Gaborik is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer though and the Kings will have a tough time signing him given their cap situation.
Jun 20 - 1:48 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have reached out to Marian Gaborik about a possible contract extension.

Gaborik helped revitalize the Kings' offense and helped them win the Stanley Cup, so it would be surprising if they didn't want him back. That being said, the Kings don't have a lot of wiggle room with the salary cap, so signing him might be a challenge. There's been some speculation that the Kings might use a compliance buyout on Mike Richards and if they did that, it would certainly free up enough money for them to ink Richards.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 2:32 PM

Acquiring Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets at the trade deadline was a major factor in the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory.

Gaborik started off a bit slow with the Kings during the regular season but more than made up for it during the playoffs with a league-leading 14 goals, including the game-tying goal in the third period of Game 5 to send the game into overtime. He is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and his performance in the Cup playoffs should earn him a nice contract.
Jun 16 - 7:34 AM

Marian Gaborik tallied his 14th goal of the playoffs in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Gaborik's score tied the game at 2-2 on a third-period power play. He finished first among all players in the postseason in goals after scoring 11 markers in 41 matches during the regular season. The Kings made him the third carrier of the Stanley Cup during their celebration and the team's management group should be expected to do everything they can to re-sign him in the off-season. Gaborik can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 14 - 12:57 PM

Marian Gaborik, who leads the NHL with 13 goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, spent three-plus seasons with the Rangers before he was traded to Columbus and he'll be back in New York on Monday night.

"This is my first time coming back to the Garden after I got traded [by the Rangers], so I'm going to see the Garden after all the renovations for the first time as well," Gaborik said. "They have great fans and they'll be supporting them. They're going to come out hard. I don't think I've met or talked to any player who didn't like to play at the Garden. The building has a lot of history and everybody that goes to play there has that extra jump. Just looking at the building, it has an energy. You want to be in there and want to just play. Our guys will have energy and want to play strong." The deal sent Derek Dorsett, Derick Brassard and John Moore to the Rangers. Gaborik scored 114 goals and 229 points in 255 regular-season games with the Blueshirts.
Source: nhl.com
Jun 8 - 9:30 PM

Marian Gaborik scored once and continues to lead all NHL scorers with 13 goals in the playoffs.

It was a great trade for the Kings who picked up Gaborik from the Blue Jackets at the trade deadline in March, giving up only Matt Frattin and a couple of draft picks including a second round and third round pick. The Kings also had the Blue Jackets pick up half of Gaborik's remaining salary cap hit this season so all in all it's been a great trade for GM Dean Lombardi.
Source: LAKings.com
Jun 8 - 8:24 AM

Anze Kopitar thinks Marian Gaborik fit in quickly with Los Angeles after he was acquired from Columbus.

"We have a room where there's a lot of character, a lot of good leaders," said Kopitar. "For Gabby to come in our room, I think he felt comfortable pretty quick. That's obviously a big thing and a big reason why he's feeling comfortable on the ice too. He'd be probably the best guy to ask, obviously, why is that. But I just think this group is so close together, it doesn't matter if that's a deadline deal or a new guy coming in right off the start; it seems like the transition, we make it a little bit easier on the guys for that transition." Gaborik has meshed well with Kopitar on the top line. He leads the playoffs with 12 goals and ranks fifth in scoring with 19 points in 22 games.
Jun 6 - 9:43 AM

Kings GM Dean Lombardi highlighted Marian Gaborik's defensive abilities.

"He's as smart defensively as he is offensively, and he had been trained that way, and he had been trained that way, and he had also been trained that defense was a priority to the point where maybe there was that criticism out there to turn him loose," Lombardi said of Gaborik. The Kings GM pointed to Gaborik's former coach, Jacques Lemaire, as being one of the reasons for the star forward's development defensively. Meanwhile, Gaborik also has a league-leading 12 goals in 21 playoff games.
Jun 3 - 9:49 AM

Marian Gaborik scored the tying goal in the third period, putting Game 7 into overtime on Sunday.

Gaborik's goal was his NHL-leading 12th of the post-season and when Alec Martinez scored the OT winner, Gaborik went to a perfect 7-0 in playoff Game 7's in his career, joining teammates Justin Williams and Mike Richards with the perfect mark. Gaborik has 19 points in the playoffs thus far.
Source: LAKings.com
Jun 2 - 7:34 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Trevor Lewis
4Kyle Clifford
5Tanner Pearson
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
5Adam Cracknell
D1Drew Doughty
2Slava Voynov
3Jake Muzzin
4Robyn Regehr
5Matt Greene
6Alec Martinez
7Jeff Schultz
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones