LA Kings Say Goodbye to Pair of Prospects; One on Hold

While it didn’t bring nearly the level of hype as LeBron James’ decision from a few years ago, the wait is finally over – MayorsManor has learned that highly touted defensive prospect Paul LaDue will return to the University of North Dakota for his junior season, rather than turn pro and sign a contract with […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker: One Debuts, Others Roll in Playoffs

It was quite the week among the land of the LA Kings prospects. Their 2014 first round draft pick, Adrian Kempe, made his North American debut, and a few junior-level prospects are now on a collision course in the OHL playoffs. Check out all the details…
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in […]

Blake on Trip to North Dakota, Waiting on LaDue’s Decision

Now that it has been a full week since Paul LaDue and the University of North Dakota were defeated by Boston University at the Frozen Four, here is an update on where things stand with one of the Kings top defensive prospects…
Assistant GM Rob Blake – along with Nelson Emerson (Director of Player Development), Mike […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Several Eliminated From Playoffs

This is a big week coming up for several of the Kings’ prospects playing junior hockey, as quite a few could begin play in the second round of the OHL and QMJHL playoffs. Additionally, this coming Saturday could be a memorable one for a second-year defenseman at the University of North Dakota, provided his team […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Early Playoff Results

As noted last week, the regular season has ended for all three of the major Canadian junior leagues. Along with some notes from the USHL and the NCAA hockey regionals, here is a look at how every Kings prospect fared in their team’s opening games of the OHL and QMJHL playoffs:
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Plus Playoff Matchups Set

All Canadian major junior leagues have now completed their regular seasons and playoff matchups have been set. Every Kings prospect playing in the OHL and QMJHL qualified for post-season action, with two of them even set to square off in the opening round as Spencer Watson (Kingston) will face Mike Amadio (North Bay). The Kings […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending March 15, 2015

Although MayorsManor founder John Hoven contributes a monthly prospect profile for LAKings.com and this website also puts out an independent ranking of the L.A. Kings top prospects twice a year – which includes detailed scouting information from some of the organization’s top management and coaches – readers always seem to be clamoring for more. Thus, […]

One-on-One: Mike Futa on Sekera and Dealing Prospects

We continue our ongoing coverage of L.A.’s trade with Carolina by checking in with Mike Futa, Kings Vice President of Hockey Operations. As noted in our initial article following breaking the trade on twitter, Futa and the 28-year-old defenseman have a history together, going back to their days in the Ontario Hockey League. Here are […]

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: No. 6-10

Yesterday, we rolled out the initial article in our three-part series looking at the midseason updates to the LA Kings top 10 prospects list. Already served up were three honorable mentions – defensemen Kevin Gravel, Alex Lintuniemi, and Roland McKeown. Now, we’ll get into the players who secured No. 6-10 in the rankings.
As a reminder, […]

LA Kings 2014-15 Preseason Prospect Rankings: No. 6-10

With the Manchester Monarchs season schedule about to get underway tomorrow, now is a great time to continue our bi-annual look at the Kings top prospects. Last week, we rolled out detailed write-ups on the seven prospects sitting just outside the Top 10 – Patrik Bartosak, J.F. Berube, Nick Ebert, Kevin Gravel, Zac Leslie, Roland […]