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Americans defenceman Coghlan signs with Golden Knights

John Allen

 

The National Hockey League’s newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, added another player to their roster from the Western Hockey League as they announced the signing of defenceman Dylan Coghlan to a three-year, entry-level contract Tuesday.

Coghlan, a native of Nanaimo, B.C., has spent his entire WHL career with the Tri-City Americans, tallying 21 goals and 82 points in 196 regular season games. He also has 81 penalty minutes with the Americans over that time span.

Recording a career-high 53 points this season, Coghlan finished the 2016-17 season strong, scoring two goals and seven points in his final four games.  In eight career playoff games, Coghlan has one goal and four assists.

After attending the Golden Knights’ summer development camp, he earned an invitation to the team’s training camp this fall.

The Americans open their 2017-18 regular season on the road against the Seattle Thunderbirds Saturday at the ShoWare Centre in Kent, Wash.

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