Updated: LA Kings 2012 Development Camp roster and info

Kings Camp MayorsManorMost of the LA Kings top prospects will arrive in town on Thursday, in advance of the team’s 2012 Development Camp getting underway on Friday.  As for the roster of attendees, a few things are known – feisty forward Brandon Kozun has ‘graduated’ from the group and won’t be coming in this year, while Tyler Toffoli will be participating and is expected to receive a large portion of the media and fan attention.

The central question heading into the official roster reveal is the status of four European forwards, all left wings – Maxim Kitsyn (Russian born, selected in 2010), Sweden’s Michael Schumacher (selected in 2011 and one of the real stars of Dev Camp last year), Nikolay Prokhorkin (Russian born, selected in the fourth round last month) and Tomas Hyka (Czech-born, played junior hockey in the Quebec league last season, also selected in the 2012 Draft).

Here’s a look at what the bulk of the roster is expected to look like…

Forwards:
#64 – Andy Andreoff – third round (80th overall) in 2011
#72 – Nic Dowd – seventh round (198th overall) in 2009
#49 – Joel Lowry – fifth round (140th overall) in 2011
#55 – Michael Mersch – fourth round (110th overall) in 2011
#82 – Brian O’Neill – free agent signing in 2012
#70 – Tanner Pearson – first round (30th overall) in 2012
#43 – Michael Schumacher – seventh round (200th overall) in 2011
#76 – Nicholas Shore – third round (82nd overall) in 2011
#73 – Tyler Toffoli – second round (47th overall) in 2010
#57 – Linden Vey – fourth round (96th overall) in 2009
#60 Jordan Weal – third round (70th overall) in 2010

UPDATE: Per the team release, add the following to the above list…
#53 – Rob Czarnik – third round (63rd overall) in 2008
#47 – Barclay Goodrow – camp invitee (6-foot-2 LW, 26 goals in 60 games w/ the OHL’s Brampton Battalion last season)
#52 – Tomas Hyka – sixth round (171st overall) in 2012
#50 – Nikolay Prokhorkin – fourth round (121st overall) in 2012

Defensemen:
#80 – Nicolas Deslauriers – third round (84th overall) in 2009
#40 – Nick Ebert – seventh round (211th overall) in 2012
#84 – Derek Forbort – first round (15th overall) in 2010
#54 – Kevin Gravel – fifth round (148th overall) in 2010
#42 – Paul LaDue – fifth round (181st overall) in 2012
#61 – Colin Miller – sixth round (151st overall) in 2012 (was a camp invitee last year)
#41 – Alex Roach – free agent signing in 2011 (was a camp invitee last year)

UPDATE: Per the team release, add the following to the above list…
#56 – Kurtis MacDermid – camp invitee (6-foot-3, only played 9 games w/ the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack last season)
#39 – Marcus McIvor – camp invitee (6-foot-1 shutdown dman, spent last 2 seasons w/ the OHL’s Brampton Battalion)

Goalies:
#35 – J.F. Berube – fourth round (95th overall) in 2009
#75 – Christopher Gibson – second round (49th overall) in 2011

To see our rankings of the Kings’ prospects heading into Rookie Camp last fall, click here for the MayorsManor top-ten and a few honorable mentions.

If you’re looking to head down to TSC, here’s the schedule:

Friday, July 6 — 8am forwards, 9:40am defensemen/goalies, 3:15pm full group
Saturday, July 7 — 8am defensemen/goalies, 9:40am forwards, 3:15pm full group
Sunday, July 8 — 8am forwards, 9:40am defensemen/goalies, 3:15pm full group
Monday, July 9 — 8am defensemen/goalies, 9:40am forwards, 3:15pm full group
Tuesday, July 10 — 8am forwards, 9:40am defensemen/goalies, 3:15pm full group

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Comments

  1. Mayor,

    How is Kevin Gravel’s development coming along?

  2. Awesome. Can’t wait and can’t believe it’s already here.

  3. How long is the 3:15 group usually on the ice? I probably couldn’t get there until 4p and don’t want to waste the time if they’re off the ice around then. Thanks!

  4. got any jersey numbers for the new prospects?

  5. czarnik changing his number from 77 to 53… interesting

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