Kings sign prospect Tyler Madden to entry-level contract

The Kings have signed Tyler Madden forward for a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Monday.

Madden was a former third round draft round acquired prior to this season’s trade deadline and will turn pro at Northeastern University after two seasons, achieving 65 points (31 goals, 34 assists) in 63 games.

The son of former NHL striker and assistant coach John Madden, the 20-year-old, is the second Kings prospect to sign an entry-level contract in recent weeks and joined former first-round pick Alex Turcotte to take the plunge from the college level to make.

Born in Florida, Madden attended the same Connecticut prep school, Avon Old Farms, as Kings goalie Jonathan Quick before playing two seasons of junior hockey in the United States Hockey League, accumulating 34 points in 50 games. The right-handed shooter also represented Team USA at the 2019 Junior World Championships.

After being chosen 68th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in 2018, the 5-foot-11,155-pound forward was distributed to the Kings in February as part of the Tyler Toffoli trade. His acquisition supported a Kings pipeline already considered one of the best in the NHL, and his signing will make him one of many young attackers competing for a roster in next season’s training camp.

“Our boys have followed Tyler Madden from his draft eligible year to two years at Northeastern,” said Kings CEO Rob Blake at the time of the trade, a deal in which the Kings also included travel companion Tim Schaller, a second-round pick and a conditional pick in the fourth round. ‘[He profiles] according to the rules we have listed here; [he has] the [will to] compete and character. He has a high-end vision and skill. ‘

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