Done deal: Kings sign Imama to entry-level contract, completing trade with Lightning


The day after acquiring Bokondji Imama from the Tampa Bay Lightning, the L.A. Kings have signed the 20-year-old forward to a three-year entry-level contract.

The trade was conditioned on the Kings getting Imama signed to a deal by the 5 p.m. ET deadline on Thursday. In return, the Bolts now get L.A.’s seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

This past season, Imama scored 41 goals in 66 games for the Saint John Sea Dogs, and 15 points in 18 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff games, helping his team to an eventual semifinal berth in the Memorial Cup.

At 6-foot-1 and 221 pounds, Imama certainly brings the element of size to the left wing. He also had 105 penalty minutes this season.