Monday night the Anaheim Ducks announced the signing of former Los Angeles Kings prospect Corey Elkins to a one-year deal who spent last year playing in Europe.
Elkins, a 27-year-old from West Bloomfield, MI, was signed as a free agent by the Kings back in 2009. He attended Ohio State University after playing in some a couple of junior leagues. At OSU, Elkins recorded 27 goals and 33 assists for 60 points in 102 career games. In his senior season, he was voted Ohio State’s Most Valuable Player with 41 points in 42 games. After graduating from OSU, he was signed by the Kings and joined their AHL affiliation, Manchester Monarchs. He had some pretty decent success for the Monarchs over the next two years, however, this past season saw him move over to Europe to play for Pardubice HC of the Czech elite league. In 26 games with Pardubice, Elkins registered six goals and seven assists for 13 points.
To be honest, I have never heard of him. This marks yet another signing of a player from Europe for the Ducks this offseason. He joins Ryan Lasch and Viktor Fasth to be signed out of Europe. Well, I don’t really have a scouting report on this guy because, well, I couldn’t find one…..
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