Kings 2013 DevCamp: Seven questions with Kurtis MacDermid

Kurtis MacDermid Kings camp MayorsManor

If you’re into long-shot and underdog stories, then Kurtis MacDermid is your guy.
The 6-foot-4 defenseman went from playing all of nine games his rookie year in the OHL to being passed over by every NHL team at the 2012 Draft. And why not, nobody knew he was and had hardly see him play.
However, that didn’t stop [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Nick Ebert

Nick Ebert ECHL Reign MayorsManor

Nick Ebert is a prospect on the rise. Mark it down and take note.
As mentioned when we kicked off this year’s Development Camp Preview series, there will be at least two spots up for grabs in our next edition of the Kings Top Ten Prospect Rankings. Tyler Toffoli and Jake Muzzin both made the jump [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with JF Berube

JF Berube Kings Dev Camp MayorsManor

We’ve already heard from several defensemen and forwards who are attending this week’s Kings Development Camp in Los Angeles. But, let’s not forget the goalies.
Along with center Nic Dowd, both products of the 2009 NHL Draft, JF Berube is returning for his fifth camp.
However, two years ago he wasn’t able to participate in full drills because [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Jonny Brodzinski

Brodzinski SCSU

When you score 22 goals as a freshman, fifth best in the country, it’s hard not to get noticed. NHL scouts tend to sit up and take notice. So, St. Cloud State’s Jonny Brodzinski had a good feeling heading into this year’s NHL Draft.  However, being selected by the Kings in the fifth round was [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Nic Dowd

Dowd DevCamp 2012

When the St. Cloud State Huskies made their first-ever appearance at the NCAA’s Frozen Four in April, they did it with two of Dean Lombardi’s recent draft picks – forward Nic Dowd (2009) and defenseman Kevin Gravel (2010).  Little did anybody know at the time though, the Kings would later select Dowd’s linemate, freshman Jonny Brodzinski, at last month’s NHL Draft.
All three [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Kevin Gravel

Gravel by B Hemmelgarn

With dozens of Kings prospects descending upon LA this week, we recently began our annual Development Camp Preview series. Things kicked off this time around with a pair of prospects selected at last month’s draft in New Jersey. Both guys – forward Justin Auger and defenseman Zac Leslie – had been teammates with the Guelph [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Justin Auger

Auger

Continuing with our Development Camp Preview series, let’s help you get to know Justin Auger.
Like defenseman Zac Leslie – who we posted a preview with last hour – Auger has played for the OHL’s Guelph Storm the past two seasons. Standing a towering 6-foot-6, the young right wing posted 33 points (16 goals and 17 [...]

Third time’s the charm for Kings 5th rd pick, Jonny Brodzinski

Brodzinski and Dowd SCSU

In 2010 LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi used his fifth round pick to select defenseman Kevin Gravel, who was coming out of the USHL and headed to St. Cloud State University in the fall.
The year prior, LA’s GM had used a seventh round pick to nab forward Nic Dowd, who was headed to the USHL [...]

10 Tidbits with first Development Camp invitee of 2013

Cam Maclise LA Kings camp invitee 2013

Even though their season is over, the LA Kings are still gearing up for a very busy next couple of weeks. Major items remaining on the agenda include the impending trade of Jonathan Bernier, next weekend’s NHL Draft and one of the most anticipated events of the summer – Development Camp.
Approximately 25 of their top prospects [...]

Prospect Brandon Kozun primed for a shot at LA dreams

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When Kings prospect Brandon Kozun was in LA last month as part of the ‘Black Aces’ group, he greeted us with the same attitude we’ve come to expect over the last few years – “It’s awesome to be back. I love this place,” he told MayorsManor upon arriving in town. “Any time I can come [...]