So close, yet so far away.
That would probably sum up how rookie defenseman Andrew Campbell is feeling about his dreams of playing in the NHL.
Now on his second call-up with the Kings this season, he has still yet to see game action.
“This is where you want to be,” Campbell told MayorsManor. “You dream of playing [...]
So close, yet so far away.
If you”re not going first overall in the NHL Draft, the next best thing is probably being selected by the Stanley Cup Champions. Such was the experience for Tanner Pearson last June.
Taken 30th overall by Los Angeles, the Kitchener, Ontario native is now halfway through his first pro season and has formed a deadly line with [...]
Soon the entire hockey world will know of Tyler Toffoli.
Longtime MayorsManor readers have already come to know the 20-year old Toronto native – ever since the Kings selected him in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft. He’s appeared here on a regular basis, taking along on his journey from 57 goals in the OHL, [...]
Earlier today the Kings put defenseman Andrew Bondnarchuk on waivers, all but confirming what has been expected this week – prospect Jake Muzzin looks to be the guy who will replace Willie Mitchell on the roster to start the season.
How much playing time he’ll actually get is still in question. With the absence of [...]
Through the years we’ve occasionally turned the keys to MayorsManor over to a few of the LA Kings players and prospects, allowing them to pen an article for the site. Of course, none more famously perhaps than Dustin Penner’s open letter regarding Pancakegate.
Today, we’re sharing not just one entry, but actually several comments and observations [...]
Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube didn’t end 2012 as planned.
He had expected to be in Manchester the last few months, after spending his first pro season in the ECHL last year. However, GM Dean Lombardi and staff determined it would be better for Berube to play with the Ontario Reign again, rather than be a back-up to Martin Jones [...]
When Kings GM Dean Lombardi first took over the team in 2006 he talked about building from the net out. After solidifying the goaltending position, he picked up his franchise defenseman in Drew Doughty at the 2008 NHL Draft. Since then, he’s largely been rounding out LA’s prospect pool with various types of forwards – including Tyler [...]
After two years as a professional, Kings prospect Brandon Kozun continues to mature as a player and a person. Selected by GM Dean Lombardi in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Kozun tore up the WHL during his final two years of junior hockey – and was named the 2010 WHL and [...]
Not many seventh round draft picks have their name on the Stanley Cup. Jordan Nolan is one of the few.
Being the exception to the rule is nothing new for Nolan though. He played for three teams in the OHL during his junior hockey days – the Erie Otters, Windsor Spitfires and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. [...]
The NHL lockout has created several storylines – including players like Anze Kopitar heading over to Sweden and the immediate future of many Kings prospects being put into question. We’ll tackle the latter topic right at the onset of today’s interview with Jake Muzzin. Will he be starting the season in Manchester or will he be sitting on [...]