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Los Angeles Kings sign playoff hero defenseman Alec Martinez to a 6-year contract extension

  • FILE - In this June 13, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez carries the Stanley Cup after the Kings defeated the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals in Los Angeles. The Kings agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Martinez Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    FILE - In this June 13, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez carries the Stanley Cup after the Kings defeated the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals in Los Angeles. The Kings agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Martinez Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 13, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, left, scores the game-winning goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, to win the Stanley Cup in the second overtime period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals in Los Angeles. The Kings agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Martinez, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    FILE - In this June 13, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, left, scores the game-winning goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, to win the Stanley Cup in the second overtime period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals in Los Angeles. The Kings agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Martinez, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 13, 2014, file photo, the gloves come off as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, left, and teammate left wing Kyle Clifford celebrate as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, lies on the ice after the Kings defeated the Rangers in overtime in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series in Los Angeles. The Kings agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Martinez, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    FILE - In this June 13, 2014, file photo, the gloves come off as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, left, and teammate left wing Kyle Clifford celebrate as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, lies on the ice after the Kings defeated the Rangers in overtime in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series in Los Angeles. The Kings agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Martinez, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Alec Martinez, the defenseman who scored two series-ending overtime playoff goals last June.

The Kings announced the deal Wednesday with Martinez, signing another two-time Stanley Cup champion to a long-term deal.

Martinez is a dependable defenseman who became an NHL playoff folk hero with two clutch goals last summer.

His Game 7 overtime goal off Nick Leddy's torso sent the Kings past the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals, and his shot into an open net in Game 5 against the New York Rangers handed the Kings their second Stanley Cup title in three years.

Martinez has 25 goals and 37 assists in 221 career NHL games, all with Los Angeles.