The Los Angeles Kings announced they have signed defenseman Tobias Bjornfot to a three-year, entry-level contract. He was one of the Kings two first-round picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, acquired in the Jake Muzzin trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Bjornfot was selected with the 22nd pick in the draft behind center Alex Turcotte (fifth overall). The Swedish blueliner spent the year with Djurgardens J20 of the SuperElit league in Sweden where he played 39 games, scoring 11 goals and 22 points. He also debuted in the SHL as he made seven appearances there, going scoreless. Bjornfot also helped Sweden to a bronze medal at the U18 World Junior Championships.
The 18-year-old is considered to be an excellent skater with a great two-way game, who has the ability to run a power play and has a heavy slapshot, but prefers a slapshot that he uses most often in games. While he isn’t overly tall at 6-foot, he does have some bulk as he already weighs in at 205 pounds and is capable of taking hits.