The LA Kings have signed center Akil Thomas to a three-year entry-level contact, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
Thomas, 19, was originally selected by the Kings in the second-round (51st overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft.
He is currently playing in his third season with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he serves as an team captain. He enters play tonight with 99 points - including 37 goals - in 61 games.
In the OHL, he ranks tied for ninth in points, tied for fourth in assists, tied for 13th in goals and tied for fifth in plus-minus (plus-43).
Last season with the IceDogs, he registered 81 points in 68 games and in 2016-17 he registered 48 points in 61 contests. He has also played in 14 postseason games during that time.
The Kings' five-game homestand continues on Monday as they host the Winnipeg Jets at 7:30 pm. Watch the game live on the FOX Sports App or listen live on the LA Kings Audio Network.