The LA Kings have signed forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
The 18-year-old Anderson-Dolan (born on Aug. 12, 1999) is a 5-11, 191-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, who has appeared in 142 career regular-season games with Spokane (WHL), totaling 102 points (53-49=102) and 43 penalty minutes. In seven postseason games, he has recorded three points (1-2=3), a plus-1 rating and two penalty minutes.
A second-round (41st overall) selection of the Kings at the 2017 NHL Draft, Anderson-Dolan totaled 76 points (39-37=76), a plus-4 rating and 22 penalty minutes in 72 games last season with Spokane. Among team forwards, he ranked first in power play goals (14; tied for 12th in the league), second in goals, points and game-winning goals (6), and fourth in assists.
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Internationally, Anderson-Dolan appeared in the U-18 World Junior Hockey Championships, serving as the Captain of Team Canada in 2017. He went scoreless with four penalty minutes in five games.
Anderson-Dolan scored a goal on his 18th birthday during the Kings Rookie Game against the Vegas Golden Knights.
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