VIDEO: O’Reilly scores short-handed OT goal to beat Kings

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Friday night in Colorado, Willie Mitchell returned to the Kings line-up for the first time since June 2012, playing just over 23 minutes. Up front, Nick Shore – a product of Denver University – scored a goal, picked up an assist and won 9-of-21 faceoffs. After coming in to relieve Ben Scrivens at the start [...]

Rookie Series: Post game comments from Kozun and Shore

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Post-game comments from Brandon Kozun and Nick Shore following the Kings 3-2 win over the Ducks in El Segundo…
Kozun on his cut up mouth after being high sticked:
“I’m fine. It was just a high stick. It happens in hockey, it’s part of the game…a little painful, but I’ll get over it.”
Kozun on his overall performance:
“I [...]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings, numbers 1-5

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Now that you’ve had a chance to hopefully digest the first part of these rankings (posted here), where we looked at the lower half of the top 10, it’s time to get into the high rent district. This edition of our Kings pre-season prospect rankings features a new number one overall, another player who climbed six [...]

Kings Rookie Camp starts Sept 4 – look at probable roster

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Earlier today we posted comments from Mike O’Connell, one of the LA Kings key management members responsible for developing the organization’s prospects. He shared thoughts on guys like Andy Andreoff, Derek Forbort and Michael Mersch.  Be sure to check it out if you missed it.
Now, like we did with Development Camp in July, below is a first [...]

Peer Evaluations – Kings college prospects talk about each other

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Using a slight twist on our popular Word Association articles, where we have NHL players talk about their opponents, here we asked some of the Kings prospects who play college hockey to evaluate their peers.
Involved in the conversations were:
Jonny Brodzinski – forward, St. Cloud State University – fifth round pick in 2013
Nic Dowd – center, [...]

MayorsManor goes one-on-one with Kings GM Dean Lombardi

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There’s no denying that being a General Manager in the National Hockey League is a year-round job. In addition to putting a team together for the NHL’s regular season, there’s scouting, the draft, salary cap related contract issues, trades, injury management and much more. Just this season alone, Kings GM Dean Lombardi oversaw multiple deals [...]

Nick Shore talks reporting to LA, signing his ELC and more

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Center Nick Shore was originally selected by the Kings in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. Over three seasons at the University of Denver he recorded 34 goals and 93 points in 116 games, including leading the Pioneers in points this past season with 34, and finishing second on the team [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Lombardi confirms interest in signing Kings’ top college prospects

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While the Kings were seemingly represented by dozens of prospects in junior hockey over the past few seasons, this year saw a bit of change – as most of LA’s key amateur players were on the rosters of U.S. college teams.
However, the shifting tide isn’t that surprising because Los Angeles has had a greater than average number of former NCAA players on their [...]

College hockey playoffs underway – Kings prospects on TV

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It’s time for March Madness of a different sort – this one is on ice!
Five Kings’ prospects will be participating in this year’s NCAA post-season hockey tournament. For those not familiar with the finer points, it works similar to the college basketball format – all games are ‘one and done,’ with the winner advancing and [...]

The Hockey News gives LA Kings prospect pool a C+

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This year’s edition of Future Watch, a special publication put out annually by the folks at The Hockey News, brings a mixed bag of information regarding the LA Kings prospect pool. First off, they gave the team an overall grade of C+, which is quite a drop off from the A- rating of last year.
However, [...]