On This Date: Interview with player who scored first ever LA Kings goal

October 14, 1967 – On this date in hockey history the LA Kings made their official NHL debut. Several years ago MayorsManor was lucky enough to interview the man who scored the first goal in franchise history as part of that game. Today, we proudly share our discussion with Brian Kilrea once again…
Ottawa is a long way from Los Angeles.
Yet, [...]

POLL: Who should the LA Kings honor next season?

It’s been confirmed to MayorsManor that the LA Kings will keep the same jersey rotation for next year, including the purple (Forum blue) and gold version for three Legends Nights. As of now, the names haven’t been finalized. However, a list of possible candidates is being pulled together. So, let’s take a break from the [...]

2011 Eddie Joyal Award winner announcement

Over his five pro seasons in the NHL, center Anze Kopitar has averaged 26 goals and 44 assists. Yet, he’d have to be near the top of any ‘underrated player’ list.
Few outside Los Angeles – or maybe the Pacific Division – are aware of just how good he truly is. Last year he [...]

Anze Kopitar in the lead for 3rd annual Eddie Joyal Award

Eddie Joyal, early LA Kings star

At the end of Spring Training, the Dodgers hand out the Roy Campanella Award, to a player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the team’s former Hall of Fame catcher.
On a more humble note, for the past few seasons, MayorsManor has recognized the player who leads the Kings [...]

Original King bookened his HOF career with Fox and Toffoli

A Killer goodbye (photo by: TotalPhoto.ca)

In October 1967, Brian Kilrea scored the first goal in Los Angeles Kings history.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003.
Make no mistake about it though, it had nothing to do with his time in the NHL, where he played a grand total of 26 games and [...]

Prospect Report: Tyler Toffoli Terrorizing OHL

Prior the 2010 NHL Draft in Los Angeles the Kings knew all about Tyler Toffoli.
The same guy who turned them on to Wayne Simmonds was Toffoli’s junior hockey coach with the Ottawa 67′s.
Thought to be a possible late first round pick, when he was still on the board midway through the second round they gladly [...]

OHL Season Kickoff w/ Ottawa GM Brian Kilrea

Yesterday’s look at the Windsor Spitfires featured a glimpse into the man running the reigning and defending champion (that’s a Bruce Buffer-ism for all you MMA fans), Warren Rychel.
Later tonight, the OHL season gets underway for two franchises at different points in their development. Neither the Ottawa 67s, nor the Soo Greyhounds enter action ranked in [...]

OHL season kickoff w/ Windsor GM Warren Rychel

Several of his former teammates will tell you, ‘Warren Rychel’ wasn’t exactly the first name that came to mind when thinking of which players would turn into coaches or general managers after their days on the ice were over.
Yet, there’s no arguing with the results.
The former Kings tough guy is coming off back-to-back championships at [...]

Throwback Thursdays – Interview w/ Brian Kilrea

Ottawa is a long way from Los Angeles.
Yet, the older you get, the more you realize the world we live in is actually a rather small place. The hockey world is even smaller.
On October 14, 1967 Brian Kilrea was one of about two dozen players that made up the inaugural L.A. Kings roster. On that [...]