Kings ink prospect Sharipzyanov to entry-level contract

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The Los Angeles Kings added to their pool of defensive prospects by signing Damir Sharipzyanov to a three-year, entry-level contract, per the team’s website.

Sharipzyanov had nine goals, 34 points, and 59 penalty minutes in 66 games in 2014-15 with the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack. A native of Nizhnekamsk, Russia, the 19-year-old blueliner made the transition to North America in 2013-14.

Internationally, he played for Russia in the 2014 Under-18 Worlds. While participating in this summer’s training camp for the 2016 World Juniors though, he suffered a wrist injury and consequently won’t be participating in the Kings’ rookie camp, per LA Kings Insider’s Jon Rosen.

The undrafted prospect is expected to continue his development in the OHL for the 2015-16 campaign.