10 Tidbits from the Black Aces

With more than a dozen of the Kings’ top prospects in town for the playoffs, it’s time to check in with some of the guys and see what’s going on. Here, we talked with defenseman Nick Deslauriers, plus forwards Andy Andreoff, Linden Vey and Jordan Weal…
- Vey on learning the importance of playing sound defensively: [...]

Nick Shore talks reporting to LA, signing his ELC and more

Center Nick Shore was originally selected by the Kings in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. Over three seasons at the University of Denver he recorded 34 goals and 93 points in 116 games, including leading the Pioneers in points this past season with 34, and finishing second on the team [...]

Tyler Toffoli on returning to LA and possible changes ahead

Following the Kings practice in El Segundo today, which lasted well more than an hour, we had a chance to sit down for a little one-on-one time with rookie Tyler Toffoli. Here’s what he had to share…
- On the difficulty of being sent down and then getting called right back up: “All year it’s just kind of [...]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 1 loss, look to Game 2 with Reign

For the Kings’ ECHL affiliate in Ontario, they’re hoping the third time continues to be the charm. After winning their division twice before and then being booted from the playoffs in the first round, the Reign wanted this year to be different. And so far, it had been.
They swept the Utah Grizzlies in four straight [...]

Highlights and notes from Manch – Forbort talks, top line shines

As we reported last weekend, defenseman Derek Forbort, the Kings’ 2010 first round draft pick, has signed his Entry Level Contract and turned pro. After getting adjusted to things via a couple practices in Manchester this week, he made his official debut Friday night vs. Connecticut.
But first, he shared some thoughts with MayorsManor…
- On what went into [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Kings prospect Nick Deslauriers

It’s getting down to crunch time for the Kings’ AHL affiliate in Manchester. They enter this weekend with six games remaining in the regular season and are still a few points out of a possible playoff spot.  However, defenseman Nick Deslauriers is among the cast of characters that are trying to push the Monarchs over the top.
Originally [...]

Kings’ prospect Kevin Gravel talks pressure of Frozen Four

Later this afternoon St. Cloud State will be competing in their first Frozen Four. And for junior defenseman Kevin Gravel (2010 Kings draft pick), it’s a dream come true. For the past three years he’s talked about his Huskies hockey team being a true up and coming program. Now, they sit on the steps of [...]

Kevin Gravel talks fellow Kings’ college hockey prospects

Kevin Gravel, a 6-foot-4 defenseman drafted by the Kings in 2010, is getting ready to skate in the Frozen Four for the first time. We had a chance to catch up with him last night as he and his St Cloud State teammates prepare for perhaps the biggest weekend of their lives.
In the first of [...]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 2 playoff victory with Ontario Reign

[all photos captured by David Sheehan for MayorsManor]
In Game 1 of their first round playoff series, Ontario used the momentum of three goals in the opening six minutes of play to jumpstart an eventual 5-2 victory.  Then, in Game 2 on Wednesday night it was a bit of deja vu for the Reign, only it took a little while longer.  [...]

Kings’ prospects talk Game 1 playoff victory with Ontario Reign

Three goals in the opening six minutes of play helped power the Ontario Reign to a 5-2 victory in their opening round playoff series on Tuesday night. A pair of Kings’ prospects played key roles in the win as well, with JF Berube tending goal and defenseman Nick Ebert scoring the third goal – which [...]