After being the very last player taken at the 2012 NHL Draft, defenseman Nick Ebert had nowhere to go but up. He made a favorable impression during a brief stint with the Ontario Reign the following year, but it was this past season where he really started to capture the attention of most people. Traded [...]
Every hockey player’s path is different. Some, like Drew Doughty, are early first round picks and step into the league right away. Others have a longer road in pursuit of fulfilling their NHL dreams.
After four seasons at Miami University, Vincent LoVerde’s professional journey began by being cut from an ECHL team. From there, LoVerde landed [...]
Even without suiting up for a single NHL game, one could argue that last season was a career best for Manchester Monarchs defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. In his sixth professional season, the former Bruins draft pick put up 32 points, 12 more than his previous best of 20. On top of that, his +43 rating left [...]
Getting a call-up to the NHL is the moment most professional players dream of. It marks their first time to show the world their skills and gives them an opportunity to show they belong.
What often isn’t seen are the opportunities that call-ups can lead to for players still stuck in the minors. Entering last season, [...]
What’s the feeling like to be drafted?
It’s just an amazing feeling, today going into the day I did not know what to expect and even yesterday. To be picked by the Kings, such a special organization, Stanley Cup Champions in the last couple years. It’s an amazing feeling.
Some people expected you to go in the [...]
With the 29th overall pick, the Los Angeles Kings selected forward Adrian Kempe from MODO of the Swedish Hockey League. Here’s what he had to say at the draft in Philadelphia…
On being drafted by the Kings:
Yeah. It’s exciting to be here and be [drafted] by LA. I saw some games in the playoffs this year. [...]
While the Los Angeles Kings are currently battling their Northern California nemesis, the San Jose Sharks, in an opening round playoff series, their AHL affiliate in Manchester is set to kick off a different sort of Pacific Division battle later tonight.
After winning their third Atlantic Division title in franchise history, and finishing first in the [...]
Seventh round draft picks usually carry a chip on their shoulder after being passed over dozens of times in the previous rounds. They have much more to prove if they want to establish themselves as players capable of reaching the next level. Most work extremely hard, and yet few ever reach their goals of making [...]
It isn’t often defensive-defenseman receive a lot of fanfare. Under Dean Lombardi’s tenure, the Kings have not developed any of their own, unless you count the departed Davis Drewiske or Peter Harrold.
Kevin Gravel, the fourth rated Kings prospect according to MayorsManor, looks to be the first to change that.
After four seasons at St. Cloud State [...]
In the Dean Lombardi era, the Los Angeles Kings have become known as one of the better teams at drafting in the later rounds. Players like Alec Martinez, Dwight King, and Jordan Nolan were all drafted in the 4th round or later and helped the team raise its first Stanley Cup back in franchise history.