Kings prospect Nic Dowd on Mersch, Zykov, and the Ontario Reign

Dowd Nic COPYRIGHT MayorsManor 2015-10-31 by Ikiri AHL

LA Kings prospect Nic Dowd, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the Alabama native and former college hockey player talked about assuming one of the key roles at center for the Ontario Reign this season, how to […]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel on Forbort, Cernak, and Reign Offense

Gravel AHL Ontario Reign - October 2015

LA Kings prospect Kevin Gravel, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the 6-foot-5 defenseman talked about taking on a bigger offensive role, fellow blueliner Derek Forbort, and another prospect who has certainly spent some time in the […]

Adrian Kempe Talks Zykov, SoCal, and Speed

Kempe NHL 2014 Draft

Following Friday night’s Ontario Reign home opener, Kings top prospect Adrian Kempe spoke one-on-one with MayorsManor about a variety of topics – including moving to SoCal, one of his new AHL teammates, and how he’s still working to improve his own game. Take a look…
On his speed:
“That’s one of my biggest strengths and I try […]

AHL: Gulls Finally Ready to Take Flight in San Diego

Gulls San Diego AHL

After two wins in their pre-season debut, the Anaheim Ducks new AHL team has arrived home in San Diego to prepare for Saturday night’s season opener, which will kick off their inaugural season.
In advance of the game, several players and coaches were made available to the media this week. Asked about finally making […]

Brodzinski Scores in Rookie Game; Ready for Tough Coach and Pro Game


In game one of a two-game series with the Arizona Coyotes, the Los Angeles Kings rookie squad fell to the visiting group of prospects, 5-3.  The Coyotes also scored twice during the five minute 3-on-3 overtime simulation.  Kings goaltending prospect Patrik Bartosak allowed one goal in 40 minutes of action before Nick McBride came in […]

Dev Camp Quotes: Cernak, Leslie, and Lintuniemi Could Play on Reign Blueline

Lintuniemi Kings Camp

The battle for playing time on the Ontario Reign blueline next year is expected to be rather fierce. Derek Forbort, the Kings 2010 first round pick, may or may not be back in the AHL – depending on what happens during the team’s training camp in September. Kevin Gravel will be back, as will Nick […]

Zykov Taking Leadership Role at Kings Development Camp

Zykov Russia

Currently ranked as one of the Kings’ top-3 prospects, forward Valentin Zykov has had a tumultuous nine months – from being injured, to missing the World Junior Championships, to being traded, to wrapping up his junior hockey career, and then to even spending a few weeks in Manchester training. The express train won’t be stopping […]

TRADE REVISITED: Mike Richards for Simmonds and Schenn

Richards Kings Flyers 2011

The following article was originally posted on MayorsManor in October 2011. Since then, the Kings have won two Stanley Cups. In honor of the four year anniversary of the Mike Richards trade, we take a look back once again…
In the 40-plus year history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise, there have been some pretty big […]

Hard Work Pays Off; Kings Defensive Prospect Gets New Contract


Even in today’s world of instant gratification, there is still something to be said for good ol’ fashioned hard work, dedication, and patience.
Last June, just prior to us breaking the news of defenseman Kevin Gravel, originally selected by the Kings in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, signing an AHL-only deal with Manchester, […]

Nic Dowd After Monarchs Game 4 Victory, One Step Closer to Calder Cup Championship


The Manchester Monarchs are one win away from the Calder Cup Championship after an impressive 6-3 victory in Game 4 in Utica.  Nic Dowd, one of the LA Kings top-10 rated prospects, had a two goal game for the Monarchs and after the game he spoke with MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge…
On the overall game for […]