Boko Imama, the QMJHL Saint John assistant captain taken by Tampa in the sixth round in 2015, has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings, the Bolts announced on Wednesday.
If the Kings can sign Imama by tomorrow’s 5 p.m. EST deadline, the Lightning will receive a seventh-round pick in 2018.
Imama, 20, is a burly power forward that scored 41 goals in 66 games this year, finishing as the Sea Dogs’ top sniper. He helped the club capture the Quebec League title and advance all the way to the Memorial Cup semifinals, where it lost to OHL Erie.
Listed at 6-foot-1, 221 pounds, Imama was also adept with his fists, fighting a combined 26 times in the ’13-14 and ’14-15 campaigns.