Kings call up first batch of Black Aces

With Manchester eliminated from the AHL playoffs the other day – ironically by the Ducks’ affiliate in Norfolk – the LA Kings have called up the first of six players for their Black Aces. More will be officially announced later, but for now, forwards Colin Fraser and Linden Vey, defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Campbell, Brayden McNabb, and goalie J.F. Berube will be the initial bunch.

For your reference, here are stats on those six players from this season:

Colin Fraser
Regular season: (0-2=2, 30 PIM in 33 GP for Kings), (3-3=6, 4 PIM in 10 GP for Manchester)

Linden Vey
Regular season: (0-5=5, 0 PIM in 18 GP for Kings), (14-34=48, 20 PIM in 43 GP for Manchester)
Playoffs: (0-2=2, 4 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

Andrew Bodnarchuk
Regular season: (8-24=32, 89 PIM in 73 GP for Manchester)
Playoffs: (0-0=0, 0 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

Andrew Campbell
Regular season: (0-0=0, 0 PIM in 3 GP for Kings), (3-13=16, 58 PIM in 69 GP for Manchester)
Playoffs: (1-0=1, 0 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

Brayden McNabb
Regular season: (0-0=0, 6 PIM in 12 GP for Buffalo), (7-22=29, 45 PIM in 38 GP for Rochester), (3-4=7, 18 PIM in 14 GP for Manchester)
Playoffs: (0-1=1, 2 PIM in 4 GP for Manchester)

J.F. Berube
Regular season: (28-17-2, 2.37 GAA, .913 spct, 3 SO in 48 GP for Manchester)
Playoffs: (1-3, 1.67 GAA, .936 spct, 1 SO in 4 GP for Manchester)

Vey is currently ranked as the Kings number one overall prospect. For a look at the Top 10, plus some honorable mentions, click here.

UPDATE – May 5, 2014: It looks like the second wave of Kings prospects to be summoned to LA this week will include forwards Nic Dowd and Michael Mersch, along with defenseman Derek Forbort. We’re still awaiting word on a few others, namely forwards Andy Andreoff and Nick Shore.

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