Cole Kehler Signs Entry-Level Contract with LA Kings

Dayna Fjord

Portland Winterhawks goaltender Cole Kehler signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.

Kehler is having a career-year with the Winterhawks this season. He is currently second in the WHL in goals against average (2.20), save percentage (.931) and is tied for first in wins with 17.

“I couldn’t be more excited to sign with the LA Kings,” said Kehler, “It is an absolute honor and I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been there along the way and helped me get to this point.”

“As an organization we are extremely excited for Cole and his opportunity with the Los Angeles Kings,” said Winterhawks Head Coach, General Manager, and Vice President Mike Johnston, “It’s a good lesson – if you work hard and stay focused on your goals, good things will happen. He is very deserving of the contract.”

The 6’4” netminder is in his second season with Portland and his fourth year in the WHL. In his career, the Altona, Manitoba-born Kehler has a record of 53-39-2-4, while posting a 3.34 GAA and a .901 SV%.

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