The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League signed defenseman Sean Walker to a two year entry level contract on Tuesday. The terms of the deal are two years for a total of $1.49 million. Walker's average salary will be $745,000.
Walker played 64 games with the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League in 2017-18. He had seven goals and 21 assists for 28 points in 64 games. Walker had 59 penalty minutes and was a very impressive +17. In the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs, Walker had one goal and one assist for two points in four games.
The 2017-18 season was Walker's first year with the Reign. He had previously played four seasons at Bowling Green State University and two seasons with the Newmarket Hurricanes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
At 23 years of age, Walker is 5'10" and 195 pounds. He also shoots right.
It should be noted that Kings general manager Rob Blake also went to Bowling Green State University. Blake had a remarkable NHL career as he won the Norris Trophy with the Kings in 1998, Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001, and won a gold medal for Canada at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
The Kings begin their 2018-19 NHL regular season on Oct. 5 against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center. For tickets please click here.