Lake Superior State’s Hults gives up junior, senior seasons to sign with Anaheim

The Anaheim Ducks have signed Lake Superior State sophomore forward and leading scorer Mitch Hults to a two-year entry-level contract.

Hults collected 34 points on 11 goals and 23 assists for the Lakers in 2016-17 and was named to the All-WCHA Second Team after leading the conference in assists (23) and ranking third in points (34). He was also named WCHA Player of the Month for October after earning 11 points in six games.

In two years at LSSU, Hults registered 54 points (20 goals, 34 assists) in 76 games.

Hults is the second Lake Superior State to leave early for a pro contract this month as freshman Kristofers Bindulis signed with Washington back on March 7.