LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – top defensemen

If you’ve landed on this article without reading the two previous entires 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 [...]

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 [...]

Raw locker room quotes from Kings 5-1 loss to Coyotes

Raw quotes from the Kings locker room…
- Matt Greene on how he feels following first pre-season game:
“Rusty. We don’t have a lot of time to get going, so we have to clean it up.”
- Greene on if having half the guys in LA and half in Phoenix had anything to do with it:
“No, you have [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Ducks Rookie Game 2 in LA

Game 2 of the special two-game series between prospects from the Kings and Ducks ended with a different score than the initial contest, but the same outcome - an LA victory. Playing in front of a sold out crowd at the team’s training facility in El Segundo, Alex Roach, Nick Shore and Jordan Weal helped power the [...]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings – Who’s the new number one?

With summer behind us and players gearing up for camps all across North America, the start of the 2013-14 season is right around the corner. Thus, it’s time once again for our annual pre-season ranking of the LA Kings Top 10 Prospects.
Two years ago, Martin Jones topped the organization’s list, riding high after following up his performance as [...]

Kings Rookie Camp starts Sept 4 – look at probable roster

Earlier today we posted comments from Mike O’Connell, one of the LA Kings key management members responsible for developing the organization’s prospects. He shared thoughts on guys like Andy Andreoff, Derek Forbort and Michael Mersch.  Be sure to check it out if you missed it.
Now, like we did with Development Camp in July, below is a first [...]

Two weeks to go, time to start talking hockey again

In just two short weeks the Kings’ top prospects will be back on the ice for Rookie Camp, kicking off the 2013-14 NHL season. While most of the players attending will eventually end up in the AHL (Manchester), ECHL (Ontario) or their respective junior clubs, there are at least a few guys expected to fight [...]

PHOTO GALLERY – SET 2: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp

Last Friday featured a scrimmage between the more than two dozen prospects attending Kings Development Camp. For a full recap of the game – which featured a hat trick, a shootout and several standout performances – click here.
If you’d rather check out some photos from the event, Kasey Spatz (who’s work has been featured on [...]

Peer Evaluations – Kings college prospects talk about each other

Using a slight twist on our popular Word Association articles, where we have NHL players talk about their opponents, here we asked some of the Kings prospects who play college hockey to evaluate their peers.
Involved in the conversations were:
Jonny Brodzinski – forward, St. Cloud State University – fifth round pick in 2013
Nic Dowd – center, [...]

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 [...]