NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The New England Revs and Michael Kighlinger have signed a three-year deal that will keep the New England native in the American Hockey League.
Kightling will earn $2.1 million in 2018-19, which is roughly $1.5 million less than the previous contract he signed with the team.
He will also be eligible for unrestricted free agency after the season.
Kighling has been a regular starter in the Revolution lineup and was part of the team’s playoff run in 2016.
He was a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award, given annually to the League’s top defenseman.
He also was part in the team back-to-back playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders.
Knee surgery ended his 2017-18 season and the 31-year-old Kightler is eligible to return to the team at the end of the month.
Koughling has appeared in the league with the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins.
He played one season with the Blue Jackets, appearing in 16 games.
He scored three goals with three assists and a plus-6 rating.