LA Kings Dev Camp 2012 preview with Jordan Weal

Like a Dean Lombardi built hockey team, we’ve built our 2012 Kings Development Camp preview series from the net out. First, we checked in with goalie prospect JF Berube. Then, we chatted with Kevin Gravel from the blueline. Now, we turn our attention to a pair of forwards selected at the 2010 NHL Draft held in [...]

From tombstones to milestones – the travels of Jordan Weal

Life’s lessons often come when you least expect it.
For Kings prospect Jordan Weal, one such moment arrived a few years ago while driving down the highway with his father. “He asked me a weird question,” began the 19-year old center when we spoke recently by phone. “He asked me ‘What would you want on your [...]

Weal and Toffoli will be the only Kings representatives

Over the last few seasons, the LA Kings have been rated as having one of the top prospect pools among NHL teams. However, many of those players with high-end potential are starting to age out of junior hockey.
When it comes to Team Canada at the World Junior Championships (WJC), the Kings have also been [...]

High / Low with Terry Murray… on players cut from roster

Schumacher in rookie game (photo: CIKIRI)

Just before game time last night, the Kings released the names of 11 players who had been cut from their list of 60+ players in camp.
Eight of them were camp invitees and the other three were former LA draft picks – Christopher Gibson, Michael Schumacher and Jordan Weal.
Interestingly, the latter group will [...]

DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from Jordan Weal

Jordan Weal posted 102 points (35g, 67a) for the Regina Pats during the 2009-10 season. Even though that was only four points fewer than the more highly touted Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin, cynics wondered if he’d be able to post such large numbers again this season without Jordan Eberle.
Guess they were right.
He could [...]

Prospect Showdown – Schenn vs Weal

Over the past few weeks several of the Kings top prospects have been facing off in junior hockey.
First, it was Maxim Kitsyn vs. Tyler Toffoli in the OHL (recap here) and more recently Jordan Weal took on Linden Vey (recap here).
Now, it’s time for the big dog. Brayden Schenn, the Kings first round draft pick [...]

Kings Junior Prospects Square Off, plus Schenn

Over the last few years there has been a steady stream of encouraging news coming from the Kings prospects playing in junior hockey. They’ve had players win medals for their national teams at the World Junior Championships – including gold, silver and bronze this year – as well as made waves in the CHL.
Right now, [...]

WHL Trade Rumors Update – Schenn and Weal

It looks as though a new team may possibly be in on the Brayden Schenn sweepstakes.
As reported here, there is strong speculation that Schenn will be traded by the Brandon Wheat Kings prior to Monday’s WHL Trade Deadline – with the front runners believed to be the Portland Winterhawks and his hometown Saskatoon Blades.
Stories out of Saskatoon [...]

Super Series – WHL Report with Linden Vey

When you’re hot, you’re hot.
And Kings prospect Linden Vey is more than warm right now. His November already includes back-to-back Player of the Week honors from his junior team, the Medicine Hat Tigers. Plus, he was named the WHL Player of the Game in the just completed Subway Super Series.
His scored a goal in the [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – Interview w/ Jordan Weal

On June 27, 2009 the experiment ended. Six years earlier, the Kings had used the second of two first round picks they received in a deal with Colorado (for Rob Blake) to select 6’7″ Brian Boyle.
On that day he was jettisoned to the New York Rangers for a third round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Then, [...]