LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – honorable mention

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 [...]

Progress Reports on LA Kings Prospects, December 2013

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 [...]

Rookie Seth Jones talks Kings prospects and life in Nashville

Rookie Seth Jones was in town this weekend, but it wasn’t his first trip to Los Angeles. In fact, his trip to Staples Center on Saturday wasn’t even the first time the 19-year old defenseman had been inside the arena.
“I was actually in LA with my agency’s training camp a few times and I was [...]

Prospect Game Watch – Kurtis MacDermid vs. Nick Ebert

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 [...]

LA Kings Prospects – early season progress reports

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 [...]

First round of cuts from LA Kings 2013 training camp

As we first announced on twitter earlier this morning, today is cut down day for the LA Kings. The team has formally announced the following players have been returned to their junior clubs:
Forwards:
#79 – Justin Auger – Guelph Storm, OHL – fourth round draft pick (103rd overall) in 2013
#58 – Matt Campagna – Sudbury Wolves, [...]

Rookie Camp Day 2 – Nick Ebert raw quotes

Raw quotes from Nick Ebert…
On if Rookie Camp is getting any easier, given that he’s been to LA a few times for other camps:
“Yeah, I think a little bit as far as just being comfortable and things like that. You start to meet all the staff and the scouts, all the guys are here. Every [...]

Peer Evaluations: Kings prospects talk fellow OHL players

Earlier this summer we kicked off a new series here on MayorsManor, where we allowed several of the Kings draft picks to offer some Peer Evaluations on other LA prospects they had played against. In the first edition we focused on guys with recent college hockey experience. Now, with Rookie Camp just a week away, we turn [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp Scrimmage

The Kings wrapped up their 2013 Development Camp on Friday with a scrimmage at Toyota Sports Center. We had live coverage throughout the game at this link here. Click over if you want to see who scored, which prospects were on each team and our three starts of the event.
Now, how about a little visual [...]

DevCamp: Thoughts from the blueline – Nick Ebert and Derek Forbort

Just clearing out the notebook here with a collection of thoughts from two opposite ends of the blueline being patrolled by Kings prospects – Derek Forbort was the team’s first round pick in 2010, while Nick Ebert was the overall last player selected at the 2012 NHL Draft.
Here’s a few nuggets from each guy…
- Ebert on [...]