LA Kings Sign Forward Prospect Juraj Mikus
July 21, 2009 6 Comments
EL SEGUNDO, CA — On July 21, the Los Angeles Kings signed unrestricted free agent center Juraj Mikus to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Mikus, 22, scored 31 goals and added 59 assists for 90 points with 52 penalty minutes in 56 regular season games with Skalicka HK 36 of the Slovak Extraliga last season. He led the team in assists and was second in goals and overall scoring to teammate and former Kings winger Ziggy Palffy.
In the 2007-08 season, Mikus scored 21 goals and contributed 22 assists for 43 points with 52 penalty minutes in 54 regular season games with Skalicka HK 36 and in the 2006-07 season at Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he scored 29 goals and tallied 42 assists for 71 points with 36 penalty minutes in sixty regular season games.
In international play, Mikus recorded one assist in six games at the 2009 IIHF World Championships for Slovakia. He also played in two games during the 2008 IIHF World Championships.
In the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships, Mikus scored five goals and added one assist for six points.
The 6-1, 200-pound native of Skalicka, Slovakia was originally selected in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2005 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He participated in the Kings annual Development Camp earlier this month.
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