Kings sign defenceman Cole Hults to two-year, entry-level contract

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Penn State University defenseman Cole Hults (2) checks University of Wisconsin's Will Johnson (17) in front of goalie Peyton Jones, rear, during an NCAA hockey game in State College, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar, File/AP)

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenceman Cole Hults to a two-year, entry-level contract, the team announced on Saturday.

Hults most recently played NCAA-level hockey at Penn State University, completing a junior season in which he registered a career-high eight goals and 30 points, while tying his career-best assist total with 22.

Throughout his career with the Penn State Nittany Lions, Hults scored 17 goals and added 61 assists over 111 games.

He leaves the program as its all-time leader in goals, assists and points, and helped lead Penn State to their first two NCAA tournament bids in 2017 and 2018.

The 21-year-old was originally drafted in the fifth-round, 134th overall, by the Kings in 2017.

April 11, 2020


 Cole Hults

Los Angeles Kings
2 yrs
Entry-Level Deal

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