LA Kings 2014 Rookie Camp Preview

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Dozens of the Kings top prospects are descending upon Los Angeles as you read this. They’re flying in from all over North America in advance of this year’s Rookie Camp, which is set to kick off this weekend at their training facility in El Segundo.
While the official roster has not been released yet, below is […]

Second wave of Kings prospects joining Black Aces

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Yesterday we posted an article highlighting six players coming to Los Angeles to serve as this year’s Black Aces (a practice squad that NHL teams often use during the post-season). That initial list was comprised of forwards Colin Fraser and Linden Vey, defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Campbell, and Brayden McNabb, along with goalie J.F. Berube. […]

Player Evaluations: 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs forwards

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The Manchester Monarchs’ 2013-14 season ended in disappointment, after the top seed in the AHL’s Eastern Conference lost 3-1 in a best-of-five series against the Norfolk Admirals.
Despite a poor end to the season, the team has plenty to be proud of. Starting the year with a top line of Tanner Pearson, Linden Vey, and Tyler […]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – the countdown begins

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As the NHL trade season heats up, it’s always a good time to check in on the Kings top prospects. Which players are moving up our rankings, and how are the overall skills developing at various positions throughout the organization? Those are certainly important questions to answer as general managers like Dean Lombardi evaluate their […]

AHL: Shore’s two goal night seals Monarchs victory

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It wasn’t pretty, but the Manchester Monarchs closed out another three games in three days weekend with a win. Facing a division rival for the second straight night, the Monarchs were tasked with facing the Worcester Sharks and Troy Grosenick, a goalie who had performed well in previous meetings.
As mentioned previously, Martin Jones was on […]

AHL: Monarchs, Fraser lose to Falcons in shootout

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Nobody said hockey is a fair game. After spending the past six seasons in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cups in that time, Colin Fraser was sent down to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. Friday marked his debut with the team, as they hosted Springfield.
The visiting Falcons would open the scoring thanks to former […]

AHL: Vey scores, Monarchs struggle in loss

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While the Manchester Monarchs sit atop the AHL standings, the team has yet to find an answer for the St. John’s IceCaps. The primary affiliates of the Winnipeg Jets have held the Monarchs to a modest 3-6 record in nine games played between the division rivals, after a disappointing 3-1 loss on Saturday.
After the Monarchs […]

AHL: Highlights and notes – Shore scores, Monarchs fall

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
MANCHESTER, NH – Center Scott Timmins collected three points as the Manchester Monarchs fell to the Albany Devils, 5-2, at Times Union Center on Saturday night.
Manchester (24-10-2-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 54 points.  Albany (21-10-3-2) is ranked second in the Northeast Division with 47 points.
“Today’s […]

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 […]