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Kings hand out extensions

LOS ANGELES -- The continuity and long-term stability of the Los Angeles Kings roster was extended to the front office and coaching staff on Friday.

President and general manager Dean Lombardi, president of business operations Luc Robitaille and coach Darryl Sutter all agreed to multiyear contract extensions with the team, Kings president Tim Leiweke announced Friday.

The deals for Lombardi and Sutter are four years each, a source told ESPN.

"We are ecstatic that we have kept our leadership team in place both on the hockey side with Dean and Darryl and on the business side with Luc and remain in a position to continue competing for the Stanley Cup for many more years," Leiweke said. "They have all done a fantastic job in their respective areas and they have put together outstanding leadership teams. They collectively are a huge reason our franchise is enjoying the success we are enjoying. Now the challenge is to stay on top of that mountain."

Lombardi was named the eighth general manager in Kings history on April 21, 2006, and was able to build the Kings into championship contenders in five years. Over the last three seasons the Kings have registered 294 points, a franchise record.

Robitaille, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, is the highest-scoring left wing in NHL history and the all-time Kings leader in goals scored. He is in his sixth season as Kings president of business operations, and since 2007-08 the Kings have increased their number of sellouts at Staples Center each season.

Last season the Kings sold out a Staples Center-record 37 of 39 games (the club had two "home" games in Europe), and they enter this season expecting to sell out every game. Last year the Kings enjoyed an average attendance of 18,119, which is the best in club history, while also enjoying record revenues on the whole.

Sutter is in his second season as head coach of the Kings and his first full season after being hired on Dec. 20, 2011. Last year he helped lead the Kings to the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship as the team went 25-13-11 in the regular season and 16-4 in the postseason with him behind the bench. He is also only one of nine head coaches in NHL history to lead three different teams to 100 wins. Sutter's teams have qualified for the postseason in 11 of his 12 seasons.

Information from ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun was used in this report.