Thursday, March 29, 2018

Brickley signs with Kings

Minnesota State men's hockey junior defenseman Daniel Brickley has agreed to terms with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, the Kings announced on Thursday.

The signing means Brickley will forgo his final season of college eligibility, as expected.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Brickley, considered one of the top undrafted free-agent prospects in college hockey since his sophomore season, spent much of the week following the end of MSU's season jetting around the country and meeting with NHL teams to figure out where he was going to play next.

In three seasons for the Mavericks, Brickley played in 107 games, scoring 20 goals and assisting on 57 others for 77 points.

This past season, Brickley had 10 goals and 25 assists for 35 points — all career-highs — and was named Second Team All-WCHA.

As a sophomore, Brickley has 8 goals and 23 assists for 31 points and was WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-WCHA. He was also a Second Team West All-American.

As a freshman, he had two goals and nine assists for 11 points and was a WCHA All-Rookie pick.

Read my story, which includes comments from Brickley and Mike Hastings here.

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