According to James Mirtle of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Kings have signed former Minnesota Wild defenseman Christian Folin to a one-year, $850K deal. Folin wasn’t issued a qualifying offer by the Wild, making him an unrestricted free agent.
The 26-year-old defender played a career-high 51 games for the Wild this season, scoring two goals and six assists in that span. He also played 28 games for the Iowa Wild and added four goals and nine assists. The undrafted free agent played two years at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and had just wrapped up his third season providing blueline depth for Minnesota.
Folin will be expected to fill in the bottom of the defensive rotation next year. The team remains short on defenders after losing several players from last year’s squad, including Brayden McNabb to the Golden Knights in the expansion draft.