A key piece that was acquired a short time ago has officially signed with the Los Angeles Kings.
Tyler Madden is officially a King, signing a 3-year entry-level contract.
Madden, acquired by the Kings from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Tyler Toffoli, is entering his first year as a pro. He will be part of the Kings’ developmental camp and most likely start as a member of the AHL Ontario Reign. He has many skills that made him the focal point of the trade, including his offensive skills and hockey sense. He can play a regular shift, powerplay or even penalty kill. Madden has an NHL quality shot and skates like the wind.
Madden is the son of former New Jersey Devil forward John Madden. Tyler Madden has the skills to make the Kings roster and has exactly what the Kings are looking for, and he has a legitimate shot at making the Kings roster at some point in the coming season. Madden just completed his sophomore season at Northeastern, registering 19 goals and 18 assists for 37 points in 27 games.
The Kings are starting to lock up key young players and stockpile the future.
With Ontario already loaded with talent the organization wants to build something that turns into a contender year after year, eventually being a serious Cup contender again.
The goal right now is to be a playoff contender and the way things are looking up the goal is on point. The Kings still have this year’s draft and free agency left to make this organization even stronger for the years to come.
The Kings and Reign should be pretty well stocked for a deep playoff run and not be looked at as just other teams in the league.
What do you think of the Madden ELC? When do you see him as a full-time King?
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