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Golden Knights sign defenseman Dylan Coghlan to entry-level deal

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The youngster has performed well in training camp.

Tri-City Americans v Kelowna Rockets
Dylan Coghlan #10 of the Tri-City Americans tries to block a pass by Tomas Soustal #15 of the Kelowna Rockets on October 21, 2016 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
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The Vegas Golden Knights have signed 19-year-old defenseman Dylan Coghlan to a three-year entry level contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Coghlan, a native of Duncan, British Columbia, has played for the Tri-City Americans of the WHL since 2014-15 when he was 15 years old. The Golden Knights invited him to partake in developmental camp and, from there, a spot on the training camp roster.

For a team with a large intake of defensemen, Coghlan has been a steady performer for the Golden Knights so far. Coghlan recorded 53 points (15-38--51) last season for Tri-City, and has amassed 82 points through three seasons with the club.

Coghlan is a 6-foot-2, right-shooting defenseman. He won’t be eligible to play for the Chicago Wolves until he turns 20 (next February), so he’ll play at least one more year with Tri-City before possibly making the jump to the AHL.

He’s a skilled offensive defenseman that the Golden Knights have taken a liking to, and based on his play in camp, Coghlan deserves this.