LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed unrestricted free agent forward Raitis Ivanans to a one-year contact, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
Ivanans, 27, had zero points and nine penalty minutes in four regular season games with Montreal this past season after he made his NHL debut at Toronto on October 8. In addition, he this past season had two points – both goals — and 120 penalty minutes in 43 games with Hamilton of the American Hockey League (AHL).
A 6-4, 263-pound native of Riga, Latvia, Ivanans has also played with Milwaukee and Hershey of the AHL; Baton Rouge, Toledo and Pensacola of the ECHL, Rockford, New Haven and Flint of the United Hockey League; and Tulsa and Macon of the Central Hockey League since turning pro during the 1997-98 season.