Zykov Taking Leadership Role at Kings Development Camp

Zykov Russia

Currently ranked as one of the Kings’ top-3 prospects, forward Valentin Zykov has had a tumultuous nine months – from being injured, to missing the World Junior Championships, to being traded, to wrapping up his junior hockey career, and then to even spending a few weeks in Manchester training. The express train won’t be stopping […]

Dev Camp Preview: Yannetti on Erik Cernak, LAK 2015 Second Rounder

Cernak NHL Combiine

In the second of a four-part series, we continue our conversation with Mark Yannetti, Director of Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings. If you missed yesterday’s kick-off article, he shared a wealth of behind-the-scenes thinking; detailing what really goes into scouting and selecting players at the NHL Draft. Among the topics covered were how the […]

At the NHL Draft Table with Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting

2015 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7

Coming out of last weekend’s NHL Draft and heading into next week’s Development Camp, we’re turning up the focus on our prospect coverage. For the Kings’ 2015 Draft class, the work is just about to begin, as they will get their first taste of what will be needed to hopefully reach the NHL someday. Behind-the-scenes, […]

Scouting Info on Austin Wagner, Kings Fourth-Round Draft Pick

Wagner Pats

Kings GM Dean Lombardi loves to trade up at the NHL Draft, and he did it again this year, moving up to No. 99 overall, selecting 6-foot-1 left wing Austin Wagner from the WHL’s Regina Pats.
To acquire the pick, Los Angeles sent their 104th pick in the 2015 Draft and a sixth round pick selection […]

Scouting Info on Alexander Dergachyov, Kings Third-Round Draft Pick


With their second pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 74th overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-foot-4 forward Alexander Dergachyov from Russia. He played in the World Junior Championship tournament last winter. He also is one of the oldest first-time eligible players in this year’s Draft, as he missed the cut off last year […]

NHL Draft: Kings Select Erik Cernak in Second-Round

NHL Draft 2015

With their first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 43rd overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-fot-4 defenseman Erik Cernak from Slovakia.
The right shot defender was part of his native country’s World Junior team at the past two tournaments, earning a bronze medal in 2015, as well as playing for HC Kosice most […]

Which Rookie Defenseman Will Make Kings Roster, Forbort or Miller?

Forbort Calder Cup Final 2015 AHL

Recently, Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting, joined the MayorsManor Live podcast for a Calder Cup preview. If you haven’t listened to it yet, we highly encourage you to, as he spoke rather candidly about the development of four of the team’s top-10 ranked prospects. He also mentioned there being up to five spots available […]

Nick Shore Scores, Talks Monarchs Taking 3-0 Lead in ECF

Shore Manchester playoffs 2015 by Tilton

Los Angeles Kings prospect Nick Shore scored the first goal of the game and Manchester went on to earn a 5-3 victory in Game 3, now giving them a 3-0 series lead in the AHL Eastern Conference Final. Following the Monarchs win, the 22-year-old center shared the following…
On the game overall:
“I think there’s a lot […]

Paul LaDue Explains Passing on Kings, Returning to School‏

LaDue Pail Kings by Ikiri

One is staying, one is leaving. That’s the big news around North Dakota over the past few days. Following on the heels of MayorsManor breaking the story that defenseman Paul LaDue would be returning to school for his junior season, word came down Monday morning that head coach Dave Hakstol was leaving the university to […]

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 […]