Kings sign prospect

The Kings have signed defenseman Davis Drewiskie out of the University of Wisconsin. Here’s the full press release from the Kings…

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KINGS SIGN PROSPECT DAVIS DREWISKE TO A MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Davis Drewiske to a multi-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Drewiske, 23, had 21 points (5-16=21), 46 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating with the Wisconsin Badgers (WCHA) this past season while appearing in all 40 games for the team. The 6-1, 215-pound native of Hudson, Wisconsin, who served as the Badgers’ captain, also tied for the team lead in goals by a defenseman (5) and finished second on the team in points scored by a defenseman (21).

In four seasons with the Badgers (2004-08), Drewiske never finished with a plus/minus rating of lower than plus-6 and his goal production went up every year. During his Badgers career, he appeared in 152 total games, scored 41 points (12-29=41), logged a plus-28 rating and recorded 136 penalty minutes.

Drewiske skated with the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) during the 2003-04 season and that year he led his team and tied for 13th in the league in scoring by a defenseman with 23 points (4-19=23). Prior to his stint with the Buccaneers, Drewiske skated with Hudson High School where he was a member of the school’s 2001 WIAA State Championship team. He finished his high school career as a three-time all-state player, and he was named Wisconsin Mr. Hockey and team MVP as a senior.

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  • Shakes

    Quick sidenote, on the theme of reviews of other team’s announcers, I must say that I really enjoy listening to Randy Hahn & Drew Remenda of the Sharks. They come a being very unbiased, yet you know they’re Sharks announcers (something which Bob & Jim do well) and they’re pretty funny too

  • PolarBearOne

    Beef!

    Nice.

  • Anonymous

    So Rich, what does Drewiskie bring to the Kings???

  • Moondoggie

    Rich, sounds like a good signing for LA. Where does he go from here? Do they bring him up like they did with JMFJ? Reading? Manchester perhaps?

  • Mark

    Good to see Lombardi going out and finding players with size. Maybe next season Kings won’t get pushed around by the Aflac spokesman.

  • txkingsfan

    6’1″ 215lbs is big?

    I guess if you’re 5’9″ 180 that might seem big to you. Not for the NHL.

  • brianguy

    not huge but compared to runts like Dallman etc, sounds like he has some mass and knows how to use his body. he could be a good Matty Norstrom clone. 215 now, but wonder if he fills out another 5-10 lbs

  • Anonymous

    The Kings signed Piskula from the University of Wisconsin at the end of last year as well. Now there are two defensemen in the Kings system from the University of Wisconsin.

  • JOE

    if you dont think 6’1″ is big, try this on for size. in the new NHL you dont need 6’4″ 235
    guys unless they are professional knockout artists i.e. raitis ivanans. its true that big guys are successful, but if you look at most of the other d-men in the league, like phaneuf, visnovsky, niedermayer, lidstrom, dan boyle, etc, they arent large guys but they get the job done, especially in the case of Dion Phaneuf. you are no longer in the old NHL where you have to bury your opponent in the hit dept. the new NHL is more about speed, matching up the right Dmen with the right forwards, and neutralizing the shot angle. as for size, we have seen what even small Dmen can do without being out-muscled, like robidas from dallas, even think as far back as mike weaver. that guy was 5′ 8″ and didnt get out muscled, he just turned it over.