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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Enjoy the free replay of today’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon – where they looked ahead to the Kings’ offseason moves. Which players from Manchester have a shot at an NHL roster spot next season, which free agents get contracts in Los Angeles, what really happened with Mike Richards, [...]
Comments from Kings forward Justin Williams after winning his third Stanley Cup (second with the Kings) and bring named the Comm Smythe Award winner as MVP…
Q. First of all, who is that with you?
WILLIAMS: This is Jackson. He got to celebrate Cup number two and three, but not the first one.
Q. How does that feel [...]
Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after his team won their second Stanley Cup in three years…
Q. When you won in 2012, you said it crossed your mind in that moment these guys should push for more Stanley Cups.
SUTTER: We did it a different way in ’11-12. That’s something that I don’t think could ever [...]
Comments from Darryl Sutter following the Kings morning skate in advance if Game 5…
Q. Darryl, you guys played so well last game and you don’t get the win. Is the mentality going into this game to show up and play the same way or find another level?
SUTTER: Find different ways every game. I don’t think [...]
Q. When AV [Coach Vigneault] comes to you before the game yesterday and talks about the new lines, did you have an immediate reaction? He talked about how you’ll always do what’s right for the team.
BRAD RICHARDS: Go try to win a game really. If you’re down 3-0, you know, there’s something that has to [...]