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. […]

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: 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 […]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – top defensemen

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If you’ve landed on this article without reading the two previous entries in the series, you’re sort of joining the movie mid-way though. So, you may want to go back and catch up.
Twice a year we publish the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. Our multi-part look at the team’s top young talent has become […]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – honorable mention

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where we go for a deep dive on the top prospects in the LA Kings organization.
Before we begin though, let’s bring new readers up to speed a bit. Now, some might view this as bragging or tooting our own horn, but we prefer to think of it […]

WJC 2014: Kings prospect scores in 5-1 win for Team USA

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The youngest prospect currently in the Kings’ system, Hudson Fasching (fourth round, 2013 NHL Draft), scored the third goal of the game for Team USA in their opening round matchup at the 2014 World Junior Championship. In fact, his line was one of the most productive at both ends of the rink and the […]

Prospect Game Watch – Bartosak stars in Teddy Bear Toss Night

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The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on the […]

Progress Reports on LA Kings Prospects, December 2013

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The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll usually spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on […]

Hudson Fasching: the Kings’ too-cool-for-school college prospect

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When NHL teams hold their annual Development Camps each summer, it’s usually the first chance for most people to get an up close look at players that have just been drafted. This past July there was one notable omission from the Kings’ roster, 17-year-old Hudson Fasching. The Burnsville, MN native had been selected in the […]