Saturday, July 14, 2018
Top Prospect Signings (Jul 14)
On Friday, the Los Angeles Kings inked their top pick in the 2018 entry draft, Finnish forward Rasmus Kupari, the 20th overall selection. The 18-year old signed his 3-year entry-level deal, which will give him a salary cap hit of $925,000 before his performance bonuses.
Kupari was scouted as a very quick and very dangerous offensive option in the draft and he already carries some solid size at 6'1" and 183 pounds. The Kings don't exactly have a great history of bringing young players up to the big time right away and I don't imagine much will change with Kupari in the mix, unless he can have some kind of camp. He'll likely be one to watch, but probably not this season.