EL SEGUNDO, CA — On March 31, the Los Angeles Kings signed unrestricted free agent forward Corey Elkins to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Elkins, 24, scored 18 goals and added 23 assists for 41 points with a +24 plus/minus rating in 42 games in his senior season with the Ohio State University Buckeyes. In four seasons with the Buckeyes, Elkins scored 27 goals and added 33 assists for sixty points with 40 penalty minutes in 102 games.
The 6-2, 215-pound native of West Bloomfield, Michigan also skated with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League (USHL)in the 2004-05 season, scoring 19 goals with 23 assists for 42 points.
Elkins also skated with the St. Louis Heartland Eagles of the USHL in the 2003-04 season, scoring twelve goals and 17 assists for 29 points in 57 games, and in 2002-03, he played for the Compuware Ambassadors of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), scoring eight goals with eleven assists for 19 points in 49 games.
Jonathan Moncrief has published an interview with Kings President/Business Operations Luc Robitaille that’s worth a look: Luc Robitaille Interview: “Lucky” Has Everything To Do With Kings Successes Both On And Off The Ice.
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