The LA Kings have signed forward Johan Sodergran to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
The 19-year-old Sodergran (born on Nov. 20, 1999) is a 6-3, 205-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, who appeared in 42 games this season with Linkoping HC (SHL), posting 13 points (8-5=13) and four penalty minutes.
He also appeared in two regular-season games with Linkoping HC J20, the teams' under-20 team in the SuperElit League, posting one point (0-1=1). During six postseason games with the J20 team, he tallied three points (2-1=3).
Selected by the Kings in the sixth round (165th overall) during the 2018 NHL Draft, Sodergran has appeared in 63 career regular-season SHL games, where he recorded 13 points (8-5=13) four penalty minutes and has gone scoreless in four postseason games.
He has also played in 72 regular-season games at the SuperElit level, where he registered 46 points (20-26=46), a plus-11 rating and 18 penalty minutes along with seven points (5-2=7) and a plus-6 rating in 11 postseason games.
Internationally, Sodergran recently appeared for Team Sweden in the 2019 World Junior Championship, going scoreless in four games before the Swedes were upset in the quarterfinal round by Team Switzerland.
According to LA Kings Insider, Sodergran is expected to attend the Kings Development Camp at the end of June.