Rookie Camp Report: Coach Murray on Andy Andreoff

So far today, we’ve posted comments from Kings coach Terry Murray on prospects Michael Schumacher (forward, 2011 draft) and Nicolas Deslauriers (defenseman, 2009 draft).

Now, he shares a few thoughts on forward Andy Andreoff, selected by the team in the third round of the this past June’s draft.

As you may recall from a recent interview posted with Andreoff, he’s an over-age player, meaning he can turn pro this season or go back to the OHL for one more year.

And where he might end up is apparently already on Murray’s mind…

“I’ve asked that question myself already coming into camp because I liked what I saw in the Development Camp in July. He’s a pretty gritty guy. He’s in everybody’s face right away – ‘You want to try me out, let’s go!’ Physically, he’s a pretty mature kid. I don’t want to talk in-house secrets, but he might be penciled in to be a player who gets a look here in Manchester at the start – go to the (main) camp, get into a couple of exhibition games, see what happens. Then, we can always make a decision from there. To me, he’s right on the cusp of being able to make that jump.”

Leave it to Murray to change the question. Just when it looked like the majority of attention for the games against Phoenix could be placed on Brandon Kozun and Tyler Toffoli, the coach stirs things up.

Tomorrow night should be fun.

To read Andreoff’s interview posted a few days ago, click here.

For thoughts from Murray on some of the other campers this week, use these links – Deslauriers and  Schumacher…and to see what Kozun and Toffoli had to say after day one of camp on Saturday, click here.

Finally, just a reminder – we’ll be on hand with live updates and interviews from the Rookie Camp Tournament against the Coyotes tomorrow night and Thursday afternoon.  Be sure you’re following along at one of the links below to get all the real-time info.

www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor  

order here –> MayorsManor Store
View the store to see full line of shirts for men and women, dozen of styles and colors

Recent Articles

kings_glowing_logo

What do the Kings need most right now?

With the NHL Trade Deadline done and over with, it’s time for a quick temperature check. Going into the final 20 games of the regular season, which player (or group of players) will coach Darryl Sutter need the greatest improvement from over the next six weeks? Rather than list out a player’s stats over the […]

Bartosak by Rich Tilton

AHL: Patrik Bartosak’s Guide To Being A Better Driver

If you have followed Kings prospect Patrik Bartosak on Twitter for any amount of time, you have probably already realized that the Czech native is not a big fan of other drivers (note: If you have a Twitter account, Bartosak is a must follow). After signing an entry level contract with Los Angeles near the […]

Shore Nick Kings NHL hockey

Shore Sent Down (Sort of), Richards Status, and Deadline Update

As pretty much expected if you read this article here, the Kings did not make any additional deals before today’s NHL Trade Deadline. However, they did make a roster move, sending 22-year-old center Nick Shore to Manchester. Now, before you go jumping to conclusions, it was what they call a paper transaction and is very […]

Major News Items

Kings Top 10 Prospects MayorsManor

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News