The LA Kings have signed unrestricted free-agent defenseman Daniel Brickley to a two-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
The 23-year-old Brickley (born March 30, 1995) is a 6-3, 205-pound blueliner who appeared in 40 games this past season with Minnesota State (WCHA), posting 35 points (10-25=35), a plus-16 rating and 53 penalty minutes.
Among NCAA defensemen, his 35 points ranked tied for fifth and his 25 assists ranked tied for seventh.
The Sandy, Utah native would join Kings forward Trevor Lewis as the only other active player playing in the NHL from the state of Utah, and just the fifth player to play in the NHL from Utah overall.
Brickley recently completed his Mavericks career by leading Minnesota State to the best regular-season record in the WCHA, and a berth in the NCAA national tournament. His team lost in the West Regional Semi-Final to the University of Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 in overtime.
During his junior campaign, Brickley led all Mavericks defensemen in goals, assists and points. He finished with 77 points (20-57=77) in 107 career games over three seasons with Minnesota State.