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Los Angeles Kings Have Signed Forward Bokondji “Boko” Imama to a Three-year Entry-level Contract

June 1st, 2017 at 4:27 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Bokondji “Boko” Imama to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

The 20-year-old Imama (born Aug 3, 1996) is a 6-1, 221-pound native of Montreal, Quebec who appeared in 66 regular-season games this past season with the Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL), posting 55 points (41-14=55), a plus-11 rating and 105 penalty minutes while serving as the assistant captain for the second year.

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He led the team in goals (tied for seventh in the league), tied for first in power-play goals (14; tied for sixth in the league), ranked fifth in points, and set career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes. He appeared in 18 playoff games, posting 15 points (8-7=15), a plus-17 rating and 22 penalty minutes to help the Sea Dogs win the QMJHL Championship. Saint John lost in the semi-final of the Memorial Cup to the OHL Champion Erie Otters.

His rights were acquired yesterday from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a seventh-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, conditional on Imama signing with the Kings. He was selected by the Lightning in the sixth-round (180th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Imama played five seasons in the QMJHL between the Saint John Sea Dogs and the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, posting 123 points (71-52=123), a plus-19 rating and 463 penalty minutes in 276 regular-season games. He also posted 24 points (9-15=24), a plus-22 rating and 66 penalty minutes in 51 playoff games.

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