Cole Hults signs entry-level contract with Kings

Penn State junior defenseman Cole Hults signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings, the team announced Saturday.

Hults will skip his senior season with the Nittany Lions to join the Kings, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2017.

Hults, 21, had 17 goals 78 points in 111 games with the Nittany Lions. He leaves the program as the all-time leader in goals, assists and points among defensemen. He had eight goals and 30 points in his final season.

He led Penn State to a Big Ten regular-season title this year before the postseason was canceled. The Nittany Lions also made the NCAA tournament, with Hults on the blue line, in 2018.
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