11 Kings prospects to join team for practice in LA on Wednesday

As first reported over the weekend, with Manchester (the Kings’ AHL affiliate) eliminated from the playoffs on Friday night, ten Monarchs players will be coming to LA to be part of the ‘black aces’ – a term often associated with reserve players skating during the NHL playoffs. Joining the group will be Tyler Toffoli, one of the Kings top prospects, who’s Ottawa 67’s were also eliminated from the playoffs on Friday.

All 11 players are on their way to LA and will take to the ice on Wednesday at the Kings training facility in El Segundo.

Here’s some more info on each player:

Andy Andreoff – LW (jersey No. 64) – regular season: (1-0=1, 4 PIM in 5 GP for Manchester), (22-36=58, 88 PIM in 57 GP for Oshawa – OHL) – playoffs: (2-0=2, 2 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester), (1-3=4, 4 PIM in 6 GP for Oshawa)

Justin Azevedo – C (jersey No. 62) – regular season: (28-22=50, 37 PIM in 63 GP for Manchester) – playoffs: (1-1=2, 4 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

Andrew Campbell – D (jersey No. 81) – regular season: (2-17=19, 54 PIM in 76 GP for Manchester) – playoffs: (0-0=0, 9 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

Marc-Andre Cliche – C (jersey No. 67) – regular season: (17-24=41, 35 PIM in 72 GP for Manchester) – playoffs: (1-0=1, 6 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

Rich Clune – LW (jersey No. 56) – regular season: (6-9=15, 253 PIM in 56 GP for Manchester, third in AHL in PIM) – playoffs: (0-0=0, 14 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

Thomas Hickey – D (jersey No. 37) – regular season: (3-23=26, 36 PIM in 76 GP for Manchester) – playoffs: (0-4=4, 2 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

Martin Jones – G (jersey No. 31) – regular season: (18-17-2, 2.60 GAA, .919 spct, 1 SO in 41 GP for Manchester) – playoffs: (1-1, 2.33 GAA, .933 spct in 3 GP for Manchester)

Patrick Mullen – D (jersey No. 59) – regular season: (13-28=41, 45 PIM in 69 GP for Manchester) – playoffs: (1-2=3, 8 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

Jake Muzzin – D (jersey No. 6) – regular season: (7-24=31, 40 PIM in 71 GP for Manchester) – playoffs: (0-1=1, 2 PIM in 3 GP for Manchester)

Tyler Toffoli – C (jersey No. 73) – regular season: (52-48=100, 22 PIM in 65 GP for Ottawa, in OHL ranked: second in points, first in goals, tied for 10th in assists) – playoffs: (11-7=18, 21 PIM in 18 GP for Ottawa)

Linden Vey – RW (jersey No. 57) – regular season: (19-24=43, 16 PIM in 74 GP for Manchester) – playoffs: (2-4=6, 0 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

For our most recent interview with Muzzin from just a few weeks ago, click here.  To read about the Kings coaching staff praising Jones last summer, click here.  And to check out what Linden Vey had to say to MayorsManor after scoring his first professional goal this season, click here.

If you’re wondering why Brandon Kozun wasn’t included in the group, he suffered a hip injury in the second game of Manchester’s first round series.  Although he continued to play until the Monarchs were eliminated, it’s best he gives his body some rest.

We’ll have much more with the prospects up later in the week.

In the meantime, if you missed this weekend’s MayorsManor show – with guests Luc Robitaille, Rob Blake, Ian Laperriere, Bob Miller and several others – it’s a can’t miss show. Click here to catch the free replay now.

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