The Calgary Roughnecks have re-signed forward Jesse King to a two-year contract deal. King was traded from Georgia to Calgary on draft night last year.
King only played in six games for Calgary last season due to a knee injury that sidelined him until the last two games of the regular season. He was a big figure in helping Calgary capture the 2019 NLL Championship, tallying 17 points (6G/11A) in the playoffs. He had nine points (3G/6A) in the two regular season games that he appeared in for Calgary.
Brining King back is huge for the Roughnecks, especially now that they will have him for more than just the end of the season. A fully healthy Jesse King playing all season alongside Curtis Dickson, Rhys Duch, and Dane Dobbie with make for an even more dangerous offense in Calgary. King especially adds a very reliable outside shooting option for the Roughnecks.
The Victoria, British Columbia native was drafted in third overall in the 2015 NLL draft by the Georgia Swarm. He played in 2016 and 2018 with Georgia, and was injured in 2017 before being traded to Calgary. King has a career total of 155 points (53G/102A) thus far.