Kings 2013 DevCamp: Seven questions with Kurtis MacDermid

If you’re into long-shot and underdog stories, then Kurtis MacDermid is your guy.
The 6-foot-4 defenseman went from playing all of nine games his rookie year in the OHL to being passed over by every NHL team at the 2012 Draft. And why not, nobody knew he was and had hardly see him play.
However, that didn’t stop [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Nic Dowd

When the St. Cloud State Huskies made their first-ever appearance at the NCAA’s Frozen Four in April, they did it with two of Dean Lombardi’s recent draft picks – forward Nic Dowd (2009) and defenseman Kevin Gravel (2010).  Little did anybody know at the time though, the Kings would later select Dowd’s linemate, freshman Jonny Brodzinski, at last month’s NHL Draft.
All three [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Kevin Gravel

With dozens of Kings prospects descending upon LA this week, we recently began our annual Development Camp Preview series. Things kicked off this time around with a pair of prospects selected at last month’s draft in New Jersey. Both guys – forward Justin Auger and defenseman Zac Leslie – had been teammates with the Guelph [...]

July 4th – an LA Kings birthday story

We begin today with a special thank you to all the men and women who have bravely volunteered for military service. You’re a big reason why friends and families all across the country can safely gather tonight and enjoy spending time together. We truly appreciate all that you’ve done for us!
Now, we’d like to share [...]

Third time’s the charm for Kings 5th rd pick, Jonny Brodzinski

In 2010 LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi used his fifth round pick to select defenseman Kevin Gravel, who was coming out of the USHL and headed to St. Cloud State University in the fall.
The year prior, LA’s GM had used a seventh round pick to nab forward Nic Dowd, who was headed to the USHL [...]

Info on LA Kings 4th Round Pick: Hudson Fasching

Kings GM Dean Lombardi used his third selection at the 2013 NHL Draft to pick up Hudson Fasching of the U.S. National Development Program.
He’s a 6-foot-2 right wing who was born in Wisconsin, but grew up in Minnesota. He’s also committed to the University of Minnesota beginning this coming season.
Over two years with the USNTDP [...]

Info on LA Kings 4th Round Pick: Justin Auger

With his second pick of the day – and the 103rd overall pick at the 2013 NHL Draft – Kings GM Dean Lombardi selected Justin Auger from the Ontario Hockey League.
He’s a 6-foot-6 right wing who played the last two seasons with the Guelph Storm, former home of LA captain Dustin Brown and defenseman Drew [...]

Info on LA Kings 2nd Round Pick: Valentin Zykov

Kings GM Dean Lombardi had to wait over three hours to make his first pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, but he’s finally in on the fun.
As we predicted, he traded up from late in the second round to get into the top 40 overall (and the top 10 of the second round).  To do [...]

What to expect from the LA Kings at the 2013 NHL Draft

After sitting through a very boring fall, where the NHL didn’t play any games in October, November or December – things have been moving along at a fairly break-neck pace ever since.
First came 48 games in 99 days, then the post-season, the NHL Awards (well, sort of), the crowning of a new champion…and now, this [...]

Dustin Penner sets the record straight on his future

Dustin Penner is one of those players that can be described as a lot of different things to a lot of different people. He’s universally loved by his teammates and has likely frustrated every coach he’s played for. Many fans love him, others want to love him, but resist because of his point totals. Physically, [...]