Draft 2014 Recap: Michael Futa Conference Call

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After the draft concluded, Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel had a press conference over the phone with reporters.
Q: You went pretty heavy on defense early today, is this by design?
It was by design to a certain extent. I mean, we were certain that the best player were were looking [...]

Draft 2014: Kings Sixth Round Pick, Matt Mistele

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The final pick of the sixth round and the second selection of the round for the Los Angeles Kings, the Kings took left winger Matt Mistele of the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. Mistele had a fantastic rookie year with the Whalers with 34 goals and 26 assists but his numbers dropped [...]

Roland McKeown on being drafted by Los Angeles

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What’s the feeling like to be drafted?
It’s just an amazing feeling, today going into the day I did not know what to expect and even yesterday. To be picked by the Kings, such a special organization, Stanley Cup Champions in the last couple years. It’s an amazing feeling.
Some people expected you to go in the [...]

Kings Trade Linden Vey to Vancouver for Pick 50, Take Roland McKeown

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General Manager Dean Lombardi traded Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for the 50th overall pick and then selected defenseman Roland McKeown from the Kingston Frontenacs.
Earlier this year, Vey was the highest rated prospect in the Kings system. If he makes the Canucks roster, Vey will be reunited with his former junior coach [...]

Adrian Kempe talks being drafted by LA Kings

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With the 29th overall pick, the Los Angeles Kings selected forward Adrian Kempe from MODO of the Swedish Hockey League. Here’s what he had to say at the draft in Philadelphia…
On being drafted by the Kings:
Yeah. It’s exciting to be here and be [drafted] by LA. I saw some games in the playoffs this year. [...]

Interview with Mark Yannetti on Kings Draft Pick Adrian Kempe

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With the 29th pick of the 2014 NHL Draft, the Kings selected Adrian Kempe. Andy Tonge caught up with Yannetti at the end of the night.
Q: What do you like with Kempe
He really fits in what we’re looking for in a King, the way we built our team, the way our team is currently built. [...]

Pre Draft Interview with Kings’ Mark Yannetti

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Just before the NHL Draft kicked off in Philadelphia today, MayorsManor had a chance to chat with Mark Yannetti, one of the key people in Dean Lombardi’s inner-circle and somebody who has been instrumental in all the success Los Angeles has had in selecting players since 2006. Here is what he had to share on [...]

Draft 2014: Ducks First Round Pick, Nick Ritchie

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With the tenth overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks selected Nick Ritchie from the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League
Ritchie was ranked No. 6 by , No. 7 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting, and No. 10 by International Scouting Service
TSN’s director of scouting Craig Button said about [...]

Draft 2014: Kings first round pick, Adrian Kempe

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With their first round selection, 29th overall, the LA Kings selected Adrian Kempe of Modo, Sweden. Last season, he posted five goals and six assists in 45 games in the Swedish Hockey League. That’s as a seventeen year-old kid.
Johnson was ranked No. 28th on Bob McKenzie’s scout list, No. 22 by International Scouting Service, and [...]

LA Kings 2014 NHL Draft Preview

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With the conclusion of the 2014 NHL playoffs, and a second Stanley Cup in three years, the LA Kings enter today’s NHL Draft with momentum on their side. This two-day event is a way for General Managers to build their team – similar to how the Kings added Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, and [...]