Line combos and notes for Monday’s Kings v Ducks Rookie Game

Tonight’s second and final game between prospects from the Kings and Ducks is scheduled to start at 6pm. If you missed our full recap of Game 1 – including a photo gallery, fight videos and post-game quotes – click here to check it out now.
As for the re-match, the Kings are making several roster changes, [...]

Rookie Camp Day 2 – Brandon Kozun raw quotes

Raw quotes from Brandon Kozun…
On the overall mood of Day 2:
“I’m feeling good. I put in a lot of work over the summer and I feel pretty good coming into camp. It’s good to get back on the ice, you start to miss it when you’re off the ice for awhile. It’s fun. It’s good [...]

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 [...]

Final roster for Kings 2013 Rookie Camp and schedule info

Two weeks ago we published a probable roster for the Kings 2013 edition of Rookie Camp, and now with the official list made available form the team, things look pretty much as expected.
The only real difference compared to what was previously posted is the late addition of defenseman Marcus McIvor – an invitee, which we [...]

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 [...]

Prospect Brandon Kozun primed for a shot at LA dreams

When Kings prospect Brandon Kozun was in LA last month as part of the ‘Black Aces’ group, he greeted us with the same attitude we’ve come to expect over the last few years – “It’s awesome to be back. I love this place,” he told MayorsManor upon arriving in town. “Any time I can come [...]

The prospects are coming, the prospects are coming!

Just like last year, the Kings will once again have a group of prospects in town for the remainder of the playoffs. More commonly known as the Black Aces, the unit started to take shape over the weekend with goaltenders Martin Jones and JF Berube. Now, MayorsManor has learned that approximately 11 players will be [...]

End of Year Awards and another win for Manchester on Sunday

Prior to Sunday’s regular season finale at home, the Manchester Monarchs handed out their End of Year Awards and several of the Kings’ top prospects came away with honors…
- Ace Bailey Most Valuable Player Award (voted by Monarchs players and coaches): Linden Vey
- Mark Bavis Unsung Hero Award (voted by Monarchs players): Andy Andreoff
- Monarchs [...]

Highlights and notes from Manch – Forbort talks, top line shines

As we reported last weekend, defenseman Derek Forbort, the Kings’ 2010 first round draft pick, has signed his Entry Level Contract and turned pro. After getting adjusted to things via a couple practices in Manchester this week, he made his official debut Friday night vs. Connecticut.
But first, he shared some thoughts with MayorsManor…
- On what went into [...]

Highlights and notes from Manch – Forbort, Kozun and Weal

Late Friday afternoon, defenseman Derek Forbort, the Kings first round draft pick in 2010, agreed to terms with the club and will leave the University of North Dakota after three seasons. He is expected to arrive in Manchester later today and will join the Monarchs for the remainder of the season. We’ll have more on [...]