LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Damir Sharipzyanov to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
The 19-year-old Sharipzyanov (born Feb. 17, 1996) is a 6-2, 203-pound native of Nizhnekamsk, Russia who appeared in 66 regular-season games last season with Owen Sound (OHL) where he registered 34 points (9-25=34), a plus-13 rating and 59 penalty minutes. In five postseason games he posted three points (1-2=3), a plus-1 rating and six penalty minutes.
Sharipzyanov has appeared in 133 regular-season games in two seasons with Owen Sound totaling 50 points (14-36=50), a plus-15 rating and 124 penalty minutes. In 10 career postseason games he has registered four points (1-3=4) and six penalty minutes.