LA Kings Sign Defenseman Prospect Johan Fransson

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On June 15 the Los Angeles Kings signed defenseman prospect Johan Fransson to a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 6-1, 183-pound native of Kalix, Sweden was acquired by the Kings from the Dallas Stars on February 27, 2007, along with defenseman Jaroslav Modry, a second round pick in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft (Oscar Moller), a third round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (Bryan Cameron) and a first round pick in the 2008 draft (traded to the Anaheim Ducks on June 20, 2008), in exchange for defenseman Mattias Norstrom, forward prospect Konstantin Pushkarev, a third round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth round selection in the 2007 draft.

Fransson 25, scored eleven goals and added 19 assists for thirty points with 26 penalty minutes in 54 games last season with Lulea HF of the Swedish Elite League.

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