LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings announced that they have agreed to terms with defensemen Brad Fast (pictured) and Joe Corvo. Fast helped the Florida Everblades reach the Kelly Cup Finals in 2005 and Corvo played for Hampton Roads of the ECHL as a rookie. The Reading Royals are the ECHL affiliate of the Kings and Manchester of the American Hockey League.
In his first professional season in 1998-99, Corvo was scoreless in five regular season games and recorded an assist in four Kelly Cup Playoff games with Hampton Roads and scored 20 points (5g-15a) in 50 regular season games with Springfield of the American Hockey League. In 2004-05 with Chicago of the AHL, the 28-year-old Corvo had 14 points (7g-7a) in 23 regular season games and nine points (4g-5a) in 18 playoff games.
Selected in the third round (84th overall) by Carolina in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, the 25-year-old Fast had seven points (2g-5a) in 14 regular season games and four points (1g-3a) in 18 Kelly Cup Playoff games with Florida in 2004-05 while also scoring six points (1g-5a) in 32 games with Lowell of the AHL.
Selected by Los Angeles in the fourth round (83rd overall) in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Corvo scored 25 points (8g-17a) in 72 games with the Kings in 2003-04. He made his NHL debut in December of 2002 and led NHL rookie defensemen with five goals while scoring 12 points (5g-7a) in 50 regular season games. The 6-1 and 205-pound native of Oak Park, Illinois has appeared in 122 NHL games, all with the Kings, scoring 37 points (13g-24a).
In his first full professional season in 2003-04, Fast ranked in the Top 20 AHL defensemen with 35 points (10g-25a) in 79 games with Lowell and scored a goal in his only game in the NHL with Carolina.