May 03, 2017

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Oscar Fantenberg to a one-year, entry-level contract.

The Kings announced the deal Wednesday with the 25-year-old Swede.

Fantenberg went undrafted by the NHL, but he bloomed into a solid defenseman in Sweden's top domestic league. He made a strong transition last season to the Kontinental Hockey League, scoring 23 points in 44 games with HK Sochi.

Fantenberg has never played in a North American league, but he is expected to challenge for a roster spot with Los Angeles during training camp in the fall.

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