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Tyler Madden signs 3-year contract with Los Angeles Kings

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United States’ Tyler Madden (9) celebrates his goal against Finland during the second period of a world junior hockey championships game in Victoria, British Columbia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)


LOS ANGELES -- Tyler Madden has signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

The forward recently completed his sophomore season at Northeastern University before signing Monday with LA.

Madden was originally selected by the Vancouver Canucks in third round of the 2018 draft, but the Kings acquired his rights last month as part of the Tyler Toffoli trade.

Madden led Northeastern with 37 points this season. His 1.37 points per game ranked fifth in the country and his 19 goals were tied for 11th. Madden was a first-team selection to the Hockey East All-Star team and a two-time nominee for the Hobey Baker Award.

The Deerfield Beach, Florida, native also skated for the United States at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. The U.S. captured a silver medal at the tournament.

Madden’s father John, won three Stanley Cups - two with the New Jersey Devils and one with the Chicago Blackhawks.