Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 6, 7, and 8

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Continuing with our early season countdown, it’s time to look at the next batch of players on our LA Kings Top 10 Prospects list. As a quick reminder, these bi-annual rankings provide some of the most popular content we produce each year, in large part due to the amount of effort that goes into gathering […]

Gravel Treats Reign Fans to OT, Team Tricked in Overtime

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Despite dominating the shot count, time of possession and pace of the game, for the second night in a row the Ontario Reign could not secure a win. It was deja vu in overtime, as San Antonio captain Ben Street netted the game winning goal, just as he had done on Friday. Even so, Ontario […]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel on Forbort, Cernak, and Reign Offense

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LA Kings prospect Kevin Gravel, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the 6-foot-5 defenseman talked about taking on a bigger offensive role, fellow blueliner Derek Forbort, and another prospect who has certainly spent some time in the […]

Hard Work Pays Off; Kings Defensive Prospect Gets New Contract


Even in today’s world of instant gratification, there is still something to be said for good ol’ fashioned hard work, dedication, and patience.
Last June, just prior to us breaking the news of defenseman Kevin Gravel, originally selected by the Kings in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, signing an AHL-only deal with Manchester, […]

CCF Game 1: Kevin Gravel after Monarchs 3-2 OT Win

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LA Kings defensive prospect Kevin Gravel shared the following after the Manchester Monarchs opened the 2015 Calder Cup Final with a 3-2 OT victory over the visiting Utica Comets…
On playing with five defensemen after Jeff Schultz was injured in the first period:
“Schultzy is a big loss when he goes down there early in the game. […]

Dowd Dishes on Roommate; Discusses His Season


Don’t look now, but the kid selected near the end of the last round at the 2009 NHL Draft is coming on strong and looks to be making a push for a future NHL roster spot. Nic Dowd, taken 198th out of 211 players that year, is sitting on pretty solid ground as he wraps […]

Gravel Impressing During AHL Rookie Season


For a defensive-defenseman, being compared to two-time Stanley Cup winner Rob Scuderi is high praise. Yet, during his first three years at St. Cloud State University, Michigan-native Kevin Gravel did just that and looked destined for a future spot on the Los Angeles Kings blueline.
Then, Gravel was left with a decision – sign a professional contract […]

AHL: Monarchs Shutout At Home By Sharks


After back-to-back, intense match-ups against the St. John’s IceCaps, the Manchester Monarchs looked to close out their weekend with a win against the Worcester Sharks. Unfortunately, the team came out flat and failed to create any offense, falling by a final score of 3-0.
The flat start for Manchester bit them in the behind, as Worcester […]

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

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We have reached the midpoint of the hockey season, which can only mean one thing (well, besides the All Star Game). It is once again time for a look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings.
For several years now, this content has become a vital source of player information, as nobody outside the Kings […]

AHL: Weal Scores Game Winner For Monarchs

Weal Jordan Manchester by Blake Gumprecht

Rarely can a team boast having two of their centers in the top 10 of league scoring. Not only can the Manchester Monarchs lay claim to this, but they find themselves with three of the top six scores in the AHL. While all eyes have been on Brian O’Neill and Nick Shore, numbers one and […]