Thursday: Imama has agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN.
Wednesday: With the Lightning set to lose prospect Bokondji Imama’s rights in less than 24 hours, they have dealt his rights to Los Angeles, the Kings announced. In return, the Kings will send their 2018 seventh round pick, contingent on them getting a deal done with Imama.
Imama was a sixth round pick of Tampa Bay (180th) overall back in 2015. He had a career with the QMJHL Champion Saint John Sea Dogs, recording 41 goals (the team leader) and 14 assists along with 105 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games. He also added eight goals and seven helpers in 18 postseason contests. The Sea Dogs participated in the recently-completed Memorial Cup where he had a goal and two assists in four games.
Imama has played in five career seasons at the major junior level between Saint John and Baie-Comeau, scoring 71 goals to go with 52 assists and 463 penalty minutes in 276 games.
The Kings will have until 4:00 PM CST to get a deal done with the 20 year old. Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports (Twitter link) that no deal had been agreed on prior to the trade. If they’re unable to do get a contract done, they will lose his negotiating rights.