Soo Greyhounds GM says Kings getting Richard Clune II?

Michael Kantor of Soo Greyhounds

With the Los Angeles Kings annual summer Development Camp about to get underway we’ve been posting pre-camp comments from the players, their coaches and/or their general managers.
Among the group of 35 players who will take the ice at TSC are 14 invited guests – essentially, undrafted players, mostly from Canadian junior […]

Interview with LA Kings 2011 draft pick Michael Mersch

When it comes to prospects currently in the LA Kings pipeline, here’s a quick overview of where things stand…
One, they seem to have an abundance of defensemen. Two, for the first time in franchise history they’re stacked in net. And three, GM Dean Lombardi was probably close to putting a ‘left wings wanted’ […]

Interview w/ LA Kings 2011 draft pick Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher is a man of many teams.
He split time last season between Frolunda HC‘s under-18 team and under-20 team, the latter of which is part of the SuperElit, Sweden’s top junior league. In his 22 games with the big club he picked up seven points (four goals, three assists), to go along with his […]

Pre-camp comments from Windsor GM Warren Rychel

Windsor Spitfires Posa and Brown

Warren Rychel helped the Los Angeles Kings reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 1993 and finally won the NHL’s top prize as a member of the Colorado Avalanche back in 1996.
These days he runs the Windsor Spitfires, one of the most successful junior hockey franchises – having won back-to-back Memorial Cups […]

DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from Tyler Toffoli

Photo: V. Wutti, Blitzen Photography

Mark it down now. My pick for a Kings rookie to make the opening night roster is Tyler Toffoli.
Drafted by Los Angeles in the second round of last summer’s NHL Draft, he exploded into the junior hockey headlines this season when he put up 57 goals and 108 points for […]

LA Kings Draft Update: Round three – center Andy Andreoff

Andy Andreoff welcome to Manchester, New Hampshire.
With their second selection in this year’s NHL Draft – number 80 overall in the third round – the LA Kings selected 6-foot-1, 198 pound center Andy Andreoff from the Ontario Hockey League.
After posting 11 and 15 goals the two previous seasons, Andreoff exploded this season for 33 goals and […]

Tyler Toffoli – Team Canada’s only Kings prospect?

The times they are a-changin’. Or are they?
For the last few years, the Kings have had more prospects invited to Team Canada’s World Junior evaluation camps than just about any other NHL club. Last year alone, they had Brayden Schenn, Linden Vey, JF Berube, Kyle Clifford and several others on the list.
The Kings […]

Kitsyn and the Majors are on the board

After dropping their opening game on Friday night to the Saint John Sea Dogs 4-3, Maxim Kitsyn and the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors picked up their first win of the Memorial Cup tournament yesterday.
Sunday’s game pitted them against the Kootenay Ice, champions of the WHL. Cody Eakin (Capitals draft pick) put the Ice up […]

Kings’ Junior Prospects Come Up Empty

Unlike the Kings, who limped into the playoffs (winning only one of their final six games in regulation), the team’s prospects were riding high as the post-season arrived.
They had the WHL scoring champion (Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers), a player on the top team in the WHL (Brayden Schenn, Saskatoon Blades), the OHL scoring champion […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – Game one and Game Seven

Each game over a seven-game playoff series brings a different feeling, a unique flavor. In the middle, you have the ‘who can push the momentum?’ scenario – i.e. can a team take a 3-1 lead or will the other side tie up the series 2-2.
And while each contest is usually filled with pre-game excitement, nerves […]