Los Angeles Kings Sign Forward Prospect Dwight King
May 21, 2009
EL SEGUNDO, CA — On May 21, the Los Angeles Kings signed forward prospect Dwight King to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
King, 19, scored 25 goals and contributed 35 assists for sixty points with 51 penalty minutes in 64 regular season games with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League. King also scored a goal and added seven assists for eight points in eleven playoff games.
The 6-3, 218-pound native of Meadowlake, Saskatchewan, the brother of St. Louis Blues prospect D.J. King, scored 34 goals and added 35 assists for 69 points with 56 penalty minutes in 72 regular season games with Lethbridge in the 2007-08 season and was named as the Hurricanes’ Best Defensive Forward. In the playoffs that season, King scored eight goals and contributed six assists for fourteen points with twelve penalty minutes.
In the 2006-07 season, King scored twelve goals with 32 assists for 44 points in 68 regular season games with the Hurricanes. King also represented Canada in the 2006 Under-18 Junior World Cup team, winning the gold medal.
King was selected by the Kings in the fourth round (109th overall) in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Photo: Dwight King. Courtesy Lethbridge Hurricanes.
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