Cal Petersen has decided Los Angeles is the best spot for his NHL future.
The former Sabres prospect signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Kings on Saturday. Buffalo drafted the goaltender in 2013 and watched him blossom at Notre Dame, but Petersen decided last month not to sign with the Sabres.
A clause in the collective bargaining agreement allowed the goalie to become an unrestricted free agent, and he found a fit with the Kings.
"We had a hole in our goaltending depth, and we feel our success in development is well-documented," Kings Assistant General Manager Mike Futa said. "Our scouting staff and our goaltending coaches strongly believe Cal stood alone at the top of our list. We are ecstatic as he is significant to the future of our organization."