Forwards Nic Dowd and Michael Mersch on Tuesday signed entry-level contracts with the Los Angeles Kings. Dowd, who was playing collegiately at St. Cloud State, signed a one-year contract, while Mersch, who was at the University of Wisconsin, signed a three-year contract. Financial terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Dowd, 23, had 22 goals, 40 points and 32 penalty minutes in 38 games this season, helping the Huskies advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.