LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a multi-year entry-level contract with forward Shay Stephenson, Kings Senior Vice President/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
Stephenson, 21, this past season collected 26 points (13-13=26) and 104 penalty minutes in 44 games with the Sundsvall Bobcats (SWE1), members of Sweden's First Division. The 6-4, 200-pound native of Outlook, Saskathewan, selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the seventh-round (198th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and by the Edmonton Oilers in the ninth-round (278th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, also played four seasons (2001-04) with the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) before joining Sundsvall last year.
The Kings are now scheduled to begin training camp on Tuesday, September 13th (changed from original date of Wednesday, September 14), at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.