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Apr 23, 2019

LA Kings sign prospect Mikey Anderson to a three-year entry level contract


19-YEAR-OLD PROSPECT WON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EARLIER THIS MONTH FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEASON

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Mikey Anderson to a three-year entry level contact, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced on April 23.

Anderson, who turns 20 years old next month, was selected by the Kings in the fourth-round (103rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.  The 5-11, 197-pounder is a native of Roseville, Minnesota.

Anderson on April 13 helped the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) capture the NCAA Championship as a sophomore.  During the regular season he played in 40 games and had 27 points (6-21=27) and a plus-22 rating.  In the postseason he was an all-tournament team selection as the Bulldogs won their second consecutive national championship.  Earlier this month he was also named the recipient of the final Hockey Commissioners’ Association Player of the Month award for 2018-19, covering both March and April as Anderson tied for the NCAA scoring lead with 14 points and ranked first nationally in assists (12) during that stretch.

As a freshman Anderson finished as UMD’s second-leading freshman scorer with 23 points on five goals and 18 assists in 39 games.  In the NCAA championship game that year the Bulldogs topped Notre Dame, 2-1, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul as the college won the title for just the second time in school history.

Earlier this season Anderson competed at the prestigious World Junior Under-20 Championships for the second straight year.  He registered five points (2-3=5) and captained the squad to a silver medal finish this past January.  Team USA and Anderson captured bronze one year prior.

Prior to college Anderson played two seasons with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League.

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