LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Valentin Zykov to a three year entry level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Zykov, who turned 19 earlier this month, played in 53 regular season games this past season with Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) and recorded 63 points (23-40=63) and 70 penalty minutes while enjoying a plus-32 rating. He also played in 22 playoff games as Baie-Comeau advanced to the Finals. In the 22 postseason contests he had 22 points (7-15=22).
This season marked Zykov’s second with Baie-Comeau. In 2012-13 he played in 67 regular season contests (40-35=75) and 19 more in the postseason (10-9=19).
A 6-2, 205 pound native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Zykov was selected by the Kings in the second round (37th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.