Kings Dev Camp Wrap-up with Notes From Scrimmage

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With the Kings Development Camp officially wrapped up, summer is now in full swing. Some prospects will likely still be in Los Angeles this month and even at different times next month, for voluntary workouts – and, judging from their annual twitter pics, many of them sure do love the beach. Friday’s morning sessions at [...]

KHL vs. Kings – Update on Prokhorkin Contract Situation

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The curious case of Nicolai Prokhorkin continues to advance at the slow and methodical pace of complicated board game.
For those unfamiliar with the situation, he was originally drafted by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. A few months later he began the 2012-13 season in Manchester, with the Kings top [...]

The Mayor on TSN Radio – NHL Free Agency Preview

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Enjoy the free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN Radio in Montreal with Matthew Ross – where they looked ahead to the official kick off of NHL Free Agency. Some of the teams discussed include the LA Kings, San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, and Vancouver Canucks… and [...]

Blake, Yannetti talk trading Vey and on 2nd round picks

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With the 2014 NHL Draft done and wrapped up, Rob Blake and Mark Yannetti spoke directly with MayorsManor about trading Linden Vey and the two prospects LA drafted in the second round. Check out their comments below…
Blake, on trading Vey to move up in the second round rather than trading picks:
“Well, I think if you [...]

Draft 2014 Recap: Michael Futa Conference Call

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After the draft concluded, Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel had a press conference over the phone with reporters.
Q: You went pretty heavy on defense early today, is this by design?
It was by design to a certain extent. I mean, we were certain that the best player were were looking [...]

Draft 2014: Kings Fifth Round Pick, Alec Dillon

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Los Angeles selected goaltender Alec Dillon from Victoria of the BCHL with their 5th round pick. Dillon won 8 games last year for the Grizzlies and had a .911 save percentage.
Dillon is listed at 6’5″ 170.
More MayorsManor draft coverage LIVE from Philadelphia can be found here.

Draft 2014: Kings Fourth Round Pick, Steven Johnson

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The Kings added their fifth prospect of the draft when they nabbed Steven Johnson with the 120th pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Johnson is an American defenseman who played in the USHL with the Omaha Lancers last season. Johnson scored five goals and had 26 assists in 56 games played with [...]

Roland McKeown on being drafted by Los Angeles

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What’s the feeling like to be drafted?
It’s just an amazing feeling, today going into the day I did not know what to expect and even yesterday. To be picked by the Kings, such a special organization, Stanley Cup Champions in the last couple years. It’s an amazing feeling.
Some people expected you to go in the [...]

Draft 2014: Kings first round pick, Adrian Kempe

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With their first round selection, 29th overall, the LA Kings selected Adrian Kempe of Modo, Sweden. Last season, he posted five goals and six assists in 45 games in the Swedish Hockey League. That’s as a seventeen year-old kid.
Johnson was ranked No. 28th on Bob McKenzie’s scout list, No. 22 by International Scouting Service, and [...]

Kings to interview top candidate for Machester head coach

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So the Kings won the Stanley Cup, and everybody went on vacation, right?
Not so fast.
As if the organization doesn’t have enough on its plate of late – like getting new long-term contracts done for Matt Greene and Marian Gaborik – there is at least one other pressing item heating up on what should be an [...]