Currently ranked as one of the Kings’ top-3 prospects, forward Valentin Zykov has had a tumultuous nine months – from being injured, to missing the World Junior Championships, to being traded, to wrapping up his junior hockey career, and then to even spending a few weeks in Manchester training. The express train won’t be stopping […]
In the second of a four-part series, we continue our conversation with Mark Yannetti, Director of Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings. If you missed yesterday’s kick-off article, he shared a wealth of behind-the-scenes thinking; detailing what really goes into scouting and selecting players at the NHL Draft. Among the topics covered were how the […]
Coming out of last weekend’s NHL Draft and heading into next week’s Development Camp, we’re turning up the focus on our prospect coverage. For the Kings’ 2015 Draft class, the work is just about to begin, as they will get their first taste of what will be needed to hopefully reach the NHL someday. Behind-the-scenes, […]
While most of the hockey world has now turned its attention to free agency, we’re moving toward next week’s Development Camp in Los Angeles. As is the annual summer tradition, nearly all of the Kings top prospects will be descending upon Los Angeles this weekend, with on-ice activity set to open on Monday at the […]
Kings GM Dean Lombardi loves to trade up at the NHL Draft, and he did it again this year, moving up to No. 99 overall, selecting 6-foot-1 left wing Austin Wagner from the WHL’s Regina Pats.
To acquire the pick, Los Angeles sent their 104th pick in the 2015 Draft and a sixth round pick selection […]
With their second pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 74th overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-foot-4 forward Alexander Dergachyov from Russia. He played in the World Junior Championship tournament last winter. He also is one of the oldest first-time eligible players in this year’s Draft, as he missed the cut off last year […]
With their first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 43rd overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-fot-4 defenseman Erik Cernak from Slovakia.
The right shot defender was part of his native country’s World Junior team at the past two tournaments, earning a bronze medal in 2015, as well as playing for HC Kosice most […]
If you simply looked up the top level particulars on Milan Lucic, you would assume he’s custom-built for the L.A. Kings organization. Standing 6-foot-4, the bruising left wing has spent his entire eight-year career playing in the rough and tumble town of Boston. With 342 points (139 goals, 203 assists) in 566 regular season games, […]
What will the Los Angeles Kings do at the NHL Draft this weekend? That’s the question being asked repeatedly of late. If you’ve listened to several of the radio spots we’ve done over the past few weeks, you very likely picked up on the key fact we’ve heard multiple times from our sources within the management […]
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on ESPN Radio with host Sebastian Norén, where they discussed this weekend’s NHL Draft, what the Los Angeles Kings might do with their No. 13 pick in the first round, and several roster moves other teams might be considering. Then, after a brief commercial break, Hoven […]