LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with defenseman Colten Teubert, the club’s first-round selection (13th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Thursday. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
Teubert, 18, played in 66 regular season games this past season for Regina of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and recorded 23 points (7-16=23) and 135 penalty minutes. His 23 points ranked third among Regina defensemen. In six playoff games, the 6-4, 185-pound blue-liner from White Rock, British Columbia, had five points (1-4=5) and six penalty minutes.
Teubert represented the gold-medal winning Canadian squad at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championships (he was also a team captain) and he was a member of Team Canada at the Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial in August 2007. He also represented Team British Columbia at the 2007 Winter Games. Teubert recently took part in Canada’s National Junior Team Development camp and the Kings’ annual Development Camp in El Segundo.
The first overall selection in the 2005 Bantam Draft, Teubert played one more season at home in British Columbia, suiting up for the South West Hawks in the Major Midget League for the 2005-06 season, before joining Regina as a 16-year-old.
Teubert was one of two Kings first-round selections in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Defenseman Drew Doughty, the second overall selection, signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings on Aug. 11.