Mike Futa on LA Kings Prospects and 2018 Rookie Tournament

We have notes, quotes, and photos from the Kings first two games of the 2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff tournament already posted on the site – see here.
Now we turn our attention to a chat we had with Kings Assistant GM Mike Futa following the opening two days of action. With the Kings dropping both of […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Coyotes, 2018 Rookie Tournament

This isn’t quite Frozen Fury, however the prospect tournament going on right now has been outstanding. Officially titled the 2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff, it’s an event featuring talent from six teams – the host Vegas Golden Knights, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes, and Colorado Avalanche.
Saturday opened up with the […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Ducks, 2018 Rookie Tournament in Las Vegas

Game 1 of the 2018 Vegas Rookie Faceoff – a tournament featuring top prospects and draft picks from six different NHL clubs – didn’t exactly go as planned for the Los Angeles Kings. An opening goal, scored by Jaret Anderson-Dolan, started them out on the right foot. However, after a fairly even game through about […]

Anderson-Dolan and Eyssimont, Communication Over Chemistry

You just never know when two hockey players will fit well together on a line.
“Sometimes you just click with a guy – even when it’s just one game, you can feel it,” Jaret Anderson-Dolan said, when asked about playing with fellow LA Kings prospect Mikey Eyssimont in Game 1 of the 2018 Rookie Tournament. “Any […]

Akil Thomas: Moving From Kings Fan to Kings Prospect

“After they won those two Cups, I became a Kings fan,” Akil Thomas told us recently.
Selected in the second round of this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Thomas is among a group of prospects arriving in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp this week, all sharing at least one thing in common – they grew up only […]

Kings of the Roundtable 2018, Episode 5 – Goaltending, Defense, and Trades

Fresh on the heels of Episode 4’s Prospect Party, we’re back with another edition of Kings of the Roundtable.
As requested by legions of hockey fans, MayorsManor and The Fourth Period partnered to bring you an in-depth look at the Los Angeles Kings, both on and off the ice. Along with Dennis Bernstein, Senior […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending April 30, 2018 – Last Man Standing Edition

As the post-season continues to chug along throughout various leagues of the collective hockey world, fewer and fewer Kings prospects are still alive and advancing. In fact, we are now down to one single prospect still playing – and he will face a win-or-go-home Game 7 tonight. For a look across the entire pool of […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven Talks LA Kings Prospects on AHL Broadcast

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Enjoy a free replay of a segment from Sunday night’s Ontario Reign playoff game, where John Hoven joined Cameron Close on the AHL broadcast to discuss where Gabe Vilardi, Paul LaDue, Matt Luff, Oscar Fantenberg, Kurtis MacDermid, Cal Peterson, and several other prospects fit into the LA Kings plans moving forward.
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Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending April 23, 2018

Time for a quick look at the week in hockey, with a specific focus on LA Kings prospects playing outside the AHL…
 
JARET ANDERSON-DOLAN: Forward, Spokane Chiefs (2nd round pick in 2017, WHL)
Regular season: 40 goals, 51 assists, plus-9, 27 PIM in 70 games played
Playoffs: 2 goals, 7 assists, plus-5, 4 PIM in 7 games played
Anderson-Dolan […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending April 2, 2018

Below are brief updates on all LA Kings non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the NCAA or Canadian junior league (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL) playoffs:
JARET ANDERSON-DOLAN: Forward, Spokane Chiefs (2nd round pick in 2017, WHL)
Regular season: 40 goals, 51 assists, plus-9, 27 PIM in 70 games played
Playoffs: 2 goals, 5 assists, plus-2, 4 PIM in […]