The LA Kings have signed defenseman Sean Durzi to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
The 20-year-old Durzi (born on Oct. 21, 1998) is a 6-0, 187-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario, who appeared in 35 regular-season games this year in the Ontario Hockey League with both the Guelph Storm and Owen Sound Attack, posting 37 points (11-26-37), a plus-28 rating and 25 penalty minutes.
Durzi registered five assists (0-5=5) in a first-round sweep of the Kitchener Rangers. He and the Storm will play the London Knights in the second-round of the OHL playoffs starting on Friday, April 5.
Acquired by the Kings in a deal that sent Jake Muzzin to the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this season, Durzi has appeared 180 career regular-season OHL games between Guelph and Owen Sound, recording 140 points (38-102=140), a plus-68 rating and 80 penalty minutes.
In 37 postseason games he has registered 31 points (5-26=31), a plus-13 rating and 12 penalty minutes.
The Kings are set to host the Calgary Flames tonight at 7 p.m. in their second to last home game of the season. The team will honor Dustin Brown as the franchise's All-Team Leader in Games Played in a pre-game ceremony, and tonight will also mark the 1,000th NHL Game of Anze Kopitar's career.
The game will be broadcast on Prime Ticket, the FOX Sports App, and on the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.