(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce that Quinton Byfield has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the LA Kings.
Wolves’ #55 Quinton Byfield is expected to continue to wear #55 for the Kings. Byfield joined the Kings organization last week when selected 2nd overall during the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
“We are thrilled that Quinton Byfield capped off the week with his signing to the Los Angeles Kings,” said Sudbury Wolves VP and General Manager Rob Papineau. “They are getting an elite player and an elite person.”
On Oct.6th, Byfield selected 2nd overall and became the highest-drafted Wolves player since Mike Foligno who was drafted 3rd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in 1979. Also, became the highest-selected Black player in NHL History.
Byfield, 18, registered 82 points (32-50=82) in just 45 games last season with the Sudbury Wolves and led the Wolves in points and assists while finishing second in goals. The Newmarket, ON native collected 143 points (61-82=143) in 109 career games with the Wolves.
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Los Angeles, CA – The LA Kings have signed forward Quinton Byfield to a three-year entry-level contract, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.
Byfield, who is expected to wear #55 for the Kings, joined the organization last week after being selected second overall in the NHL Draft on Oct. 6.
The 18-year old forward is the highest selected Black player in NHL history, surpassing Seth Jones (2013) and Evander Kane (2009), who both went fourth overall.
The 6-4, 215-pound center registered 82 points (32-50=82) in just 45 games last season with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The native of Newmarket, Ontario led the Wolves in points and assists while finishing second in goals.
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