The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Damir Sharipzyanov to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Per the Kings:
The 19-year-old Sharipzyanov (born Feb. 17, 1996) is a 6-2, 203-pound native of Nizhnekamsk, Russia who appeared in 66 regular-season games last season with Owen Sound (OHL) where he registered 34 points (9G-25A), a plus-13 rating and 59 penalty minutes. In five postseason games he posted three points (1G-2A), a plus-1 rating and six penalty minutes.
Sharipzyanov has appeared in 133 regular-season games in two seasons with Owen Sound totaling 50 points (14G-36A), a plus-15 rating and 124 penalty minutes. In 10 career postseason games he has registered four points (1G-3A) and six penalty minutes.
The Kings signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff four days ago as well.
The team needed to make additions to their blue line after losing Andrej Sekera (Edmonton Oilers) and Robyn Regehr (retirement) in the offseason. They're also in limbo with defenseman Slava Voynov as he continues to serve his jail time.Read more... Join the Conversation...