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Nikolai Prokhorkin Signs One-Year Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings

2018 Olympic Gold Medalist set to join organization after posting 41 points in 41 games last season with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The LA Kings have signed forward Nikolai Prokhorkin to a one-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

The 25-year-old Prokhorkin (born on Sept. 17, 1993) is a 6-2, 201-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, who appeared in 41 regular-season games this season with SKA St. Petersburg (KHL), posting 41 points (20-21=41), a plus-27 rating and 10 penalty minutes.

He helped lead SKA to the Western Conference Final, before falling in Game 7 to the top-seed and eventual champion CSKA Moscow. He appeared in 11 postseason games, posting six points (2-4=6) and four penalty minutes.

Tweet from @khl_eng: You. Can't. Stop. Prokhorkin. #GagarinCup

Selected by the Kings in the fourth round (121st overall) during the 2012 NHL Draft, Prokhorkin has appeared 314 career regular-season KHL games, recording 186 points (92-94=186), a plus-106 rating and 248 penalty minutes.

In 71 postseason games he has registered 30 points (12-18=30) and 58 penalty minutes.

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He won the 2017 Gagarin Cup (KHL Championship) with SKA St. Petersburgh, playing alongside Ilya Kovalchuk.

Internationally, Prokhorkin won a gold medal in the 2018 Olympics with Russia.

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