LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed center Trevor Lewis
to a three-year entry level contract, it was announced by Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi. Lewis was selected by the Kings in the first-round (17th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Lewis, 19, played in 56 regular season games for Des Moines of the United States Hockey League (USHL) this past season and had 75 points (35-40=75) and 69 penalty minutes. In 11 playoff games, Lewis had 16 points (3-13=16), 16 penalty minutes, two power-play goals, one game-winning goal and a plus-nine rating.
The 6-1, 192-pound native of Salt Lake City, Utah, also played on the USHL Viking Cup team in 2006 and he played in the 2006 USHL All-Star Game. He was the recipient of three USHL awards – player and forward of the year, and the Curt Hammer Award for Most Gentlemanly Player – and he was selected to the USHL First All-Star Team in 2006. At the time of his selection by the Kings, Lewis had committed to attend the University of Michigan.
Lewis was one of 31 Kings prospects to participate in this week's annual Development Camp at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier
, the Kings' other first-round selection (11th overall) in last month's NHL Entry Draft, also participated in this week's Camp.