Catching Up With Kings Top Prospect Valentin Zykov

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After three years in the QMJHL, Valentin Zykov’s junior career has likely come to an end. His team was recently eliminated from the playoffs, meaning he was free to be assigned to an LA Kings affiliate. Though he officially has not joined the Manchester Monarchs, the Russian forward is in Manchester and has been practicing […]

O’Neill, Stothers Discuss Awards, Development

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It has been a banner year for the Manchester Monarchs, their last in the AHL. Having clinched the best record in the league, the team is gearing up for hopefully a deep playoff run.
Leading the way offensively for the team has been Brian O’Neill, who is in his third year as a professional after spending […]

AHL: Monarchs Win In Kempe’s Debut

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With three regular season games left in regulation, and having already locked up the best record in the AHL, the Manchester Monarchs don’t have much left to play for before the playoffs start. As other junior, college, and European teams seasons end, some players have made their way into the professional ranks in North America. […]

Jordan Weal on Not Playing in LA, Being Back in Manchester

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The recent adventures of Jordan Weal have been nothing short of perplexing. After once again being among the leading goal scorers for the Manchester Monarchs, and often nights their most consistent player, the Kings recalled their 2010 third round draft pick late last week, with the general assumption that he would make his NHL debut […]

Adrian Kempe Postgame Comments Following his U.S. Debut

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Even with the Kings not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there continues to be a plethora of action surrounding their AHL affiliate in Manchester, including the debut of 2014 first round draft pick Adrian Kempe on Friday night. Rob Blake spoke with MayorsManor about the most recent high-end prospect to sign an entry level […]

Jonny Brodzinski Discusses Turning Pro, Injury

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After three successful seasons at St. Cloud State University, Jonny Brodzinski was faced with a tough decision that two of his classmates went through the year before. Completing his junior season, the high scoring forward met with several LA Kings brass to decide his future.
Option A was to return for a senior season at the […]

Dowd Dishes on Roommate; Discusses His Season

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Don’t look now, but the kid selected near the end of the last round at the 2009 NHL Draft is coming on strong and looks to be making a push for a future NHL roster spot. Nic Dowd, taken 198th out of 211 players that year, is sitting on pretty solid ground as he wraps […]

More Kings’ Contract News; Another Signing Expected

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Fresh on the heels of college sniper Jonny Brodzinski opting to forgo his senior season at St. Cloud State to sign with Los Angeles, comes more contract news out of the Kings front office.
Joel Lowry, who missed much of his senior season at Cornell University following back surgery, is on the verge of inking his own […]

LA Kings Sign College Sniper Jonny Brodzinski

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The LA Kings just added a whole bunch of goals to their prospect pool. Forward Jonny Brodzinski has decided to forgo his senior season at St. Cloud State and turn pro, agreeing to a two-year entry level contract with the team earlier today.
If you read our recent profile on him for the team’s website, you’ll recall […]

Gravel Impressing During AHL Rookie Season

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For a defensive-defenseman, being compared to two-time Stanley Cup winner Rob Scuderi is high praise. Yet, during his first three years at St. Cloud State University, Michigan-native Kevin Gravel did just that and looked destined for a future spot on the Los Angeles Kings blueline.
Then, Gravel was left with a decision – sign a professional contract […]