Gasper Kopitar drawing rave reviews with ECHL’s Ontario Reign

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While Team Slovenia and older brother Anze continue to gather big headlines over at the Sochi Olympics, Gasper Kopitar is grinding his way through the ECHL. Once thought to be a likely member of the squad his native country would send to Russia, the younger Kopitar took a few months off earlier this year, preventing [...]

Hudson Fasching: the Kings’ too-cool-for-school college prospect

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When NHL teams hold their annual Development Camps each summer, it’s usually the first chance for most people to get an up close look at players that have just been drafted. This past July there was one notable omission from the Kings’ roster, 17-year-old Hudson Fasching. The Burnsville, MN native had been selected in the [...]

Martin Jones talks first NHL call-up with MayorsManor

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As MayorsManor first reported earlier today, goaltender Martin Jones served as back-up to JF Berube for this morning’s Monarchs game in Manchester becasue he was being called up by the Kings. Althought the severity of Jonathan Quick’s injury is not known at this time, Jones will join the big club in Long Island later this [...]

Tanner Pearson called up, postgame chat from Manchester

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Tanner Peason has beem recalled to the NHL following Manchester’s 3-1 win Wednesday morning. The game also marked a milestone for Mark Morris, who became the first coach to record 300 wins in pro and college hockey.
Originally selected by the Kings in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Pearson played junior hockey [...]

AHL: Toffoli nets two in Monarchs win, roster move could be next

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The Monarchs likely took to the ice with revenge on their minds Saturday, after dropping the first game of a back-to-back set against the visiting St. John’s IceCaps the night before. With Kings GM Dean Lombardi in attendance once again, Manchester used a four goal second period to ultimately come out on top 5-3 in [...]

Bodnarchuk crushing it at the hotel, putting the pedal down

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After the second round of cuts were made over the weekend, defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk is still hanging on at Kings camp in LA. Believed to be ticketed for Manchester at some point, he’s still clinging to the idea – read: confident – he can make Darryl Sutter’s team, despite the numbers suggesting otherwise.
Even though Nick [...]

Prospect Profile: Deslauriers learning from Greene, finding his identity

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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 [...]

Maxim Kitsyn: LA’s long-shot left wing

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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 [...]

Done deal, Martin Jones has new two-year contract with Kings

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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 [...]

Rookie Series: Post game comments from Kozun and Shore

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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:
“I [...]