The Golden Knights signed 2020 third-round pick Lukas Cormier to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday.
Cormier, 18, was the 68th overall pick in this year’s draft. The left-shot defenseman has seven goals and 14 assists this season for the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He is the league’s leading scorer among defenseman.
The Ste-Marie-de-Kent, New Brunswick native also went to Canada’s camp for the 2021 World Junior Championship. He was one of the team’s final cuts, while fellow Knights prospects Peyton Krebs and Kaedan Korczak made the roster.
Cormier was the first member of the Knights’ six-man draft class to sign. He was the team’s second-highest selection, after first-round pick Brendan Brisson.