The LA Kings have signed defenseman Mikey Anderson to a three-year entry-level contact, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
Anderson, who turns 20 next month, was selected by the Kings in the fourth-round (103rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft. The 5-11, 197-pounder is a native of Roseville, Minnesota.
On April 13, Anderson helped the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) capture the NCAA Championship. As a sophomore, he was an all-tournament team selection as the Bulldogs won their second consecutive national championship.
Anderson received the Hockey Commissioners' Association (HCA) Player of the Month award for March and April 2019, a stretch in which he was tied for the NCAA scoring lead with 14 points and led the nation with 12 assists.
During the regular season, he played in 40 games and had 27 points (6-21=27) and a plus-22 rating.
In his first season, he finished as UMD's second-leading freshman scorer with 23 points on five goals and 18 assists in 39 games.
Video: Anderson on winning the NCAA hockey championship
This past January, Anderson competed at the prestigious World Junior Under-20 Championships where he registered five points (2-3=5) and captained the squad to a silver medal finish. Team USA and Anderson captured bronze the year prior.
Prior to college, Anderson played two seasons with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League.