In the Kings Top 10 Prospects article we released just before training camp opened, defenseman Nick Deslauriers found himself ranked eighth overall. Curiously enough, one of the names mentioned in his evaluation at that time was Matt Greene. Now, in the interview below, the 22-year old prospect reveals he’s been leaning on Greene heavily over the past [...]
It’s taken a while to get here, but the time is finally upon us. No, not the arrival of training camp – well, that too – but the pro debut of forward Maxim Kitsyn.
Originally selected by the Kings at the 2010 NHL Draft held at Staples Center, it’s been a long and winding road for [...]
Sneaking into the Kings training facility just as the puck was about to drop on a rookie game Monday night probably wasn’t as easy as Martin Jones first figured.
That’s par for the course though when you travel through life standing 6-foot-4, people will notice you. Sporting an all black Toronto Blue Jays hat – again, maybe [...]
Post-game comments from Brandon Kozun and Nick Shore following the Kings 3-2 win over the Ducks in El Segundo…
Kozun on his cut up mouth after being high sticked:
“I’m fine. It was just a high stick. It happens in hockey, it’s part of the game…a little painful, but I’ll get over it.”
Kozun on his overall performance:
Game 1 of the special two-game series between prospects from the Kings and Ducks took place in Anaheim on Saturday night, ending in a 6-1 victory for Los Angeles. Manchester Monarchs forwards Andy Andreoff and Tanner Pearson led the way offensively, each posting a pair of goals. In net, JF Berube was outstanding during his [...]
Raw quotes from Tyler Toffoli…
On if Rookie Camp is different this year, as he’s being looked at as one of the leaders:
“Yeah, I think obviously you have to be a leader. If you watch the practices, our line is going first in all the drills and just trying to be crisp and make sure everyone is being [...]
Raw quotes from Tanner Pearson…
On if coming back to camp is easier knowing the routine:
“Yeah, this past year has been a lot similar to Development Camp. Stuff will change, as it’s more playing games and getting back into that kind of groove. It’s been nice to be out here finally and get the season back [...]
Raw quotes from Nick Ebert…
On if Rookie Camp is getting any easier, given that he’s been to LA a few times for other camps:
“Yeah, I think a little bit as far as just being comfortable and things like that. You start to meet all the staff and the scouts, all the guys are here. Every [...]
Raw quotes from Brandon Kozun…
On the overall mood of Day 2:
“I’m feeling good. I put in a lot of work over the summer and I feel pretty good coming into camp. It’s good to get back on the ice, you start to miss it when you’re off the ice for awhile. It’s fun. It’s good [...]
Kings prospect Martin Jones, the top goaltender in Manchester the past two seasons, hasn’t signed a new contract yet. In early July GM Dean Lombardi made qualifying offers to Jones and seven other Restricted Free Agents – including Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Jake Muzzin. Since then, everybody excluding Jones has inked a new deal.
On the [...]