LA Kings Weekly Prospect Tracker, Plus Three Stars of December 2019

A little less than half of the nine LA Kings prospects picked up medals at the just concluded World Junior Championship in Europe. While this annual tournament typically favors 19 year-old players, several of the top 2020 NHL Draft hopefuls participated – and excelled. We’ll be featuring a select group from that bunch in some […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending January 2, 2020

That traditional holiday carol, with a chant of, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” was indeed correct. The World Junior Championship is in full swing. 
Hosted by Czech Republic this year, the annual tournament for some of the world’s best and brightest up-and-comers is not short on talent. After a preliminary stage that saw […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 16.4 – WJC Preview with Stephen Nelson

With four episodes already in the books this week, it’s time to complete your Kings of the Podcast box set with the fifth (and final) edition from this run. On this episode, we’re joined by Stephen Nelson of NHL Network. He’s the voice of the World Junior Championships and will provide play-by-play for all of […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending December 23, 2019

As noted in last week’s tracker, nine Kings prospects were invited to their respective WJC camps, and all of them made the final rosters. With the pre-tournament games now completed, all eyes turn to opening day of the biggest U-20 tournament in the world, with things set to begin the day after Christmas.
Additionally, several other […]

WJC 2020: Checking In With Arthur Kaliyev at USA Hockey Camp

Earlier today, we posted our latest interview with Kings prospect Alex Turcotte, as he prepares for the World Junior Championships. Now it’s time to shine a light on another selection from the top of LA’s 2019 Draft class – and Turcotte’s likely linemate with Team USA – forward Arthur Kaliyev.
Few players will reach the […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending December 16, 2019

We’ve entered that part of the season where the prospect landscape changes a bit. For starers, there is less on ice action for certain teams around the holiday break, especially for college players. Meanwhile, others have left their actual teams and headed to various camps for their home countries, as preparations are well underway for […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Arthur Kaliyev

A healthy percentage of our readers come to MayorsManor for inside information and coverage of the LA Kings prospects. To that end, astute readers likely were well aware of Arthur Kaliyev long before the Kings selected him at the NHL Draft this past June. After all, we were already talking about a Kaliyev-Kings connection as […]

Kings in Top Prospects Tournament, Turcotte Can’t Play, Vilardi Note

Despite it being the dog days of summer around the hockey world, a key event was officially announced this week. For the second year in a row, the NHL Rookie Faceoff – a tournament comprised of top prospects from six NHL teams – will be contested, this time in Irvine and hosted by the Anaheim […]

LA Kings Predictions for 2019 NHL Draft Weekend

When it comes to predicting NHL Draft order, you often hear about teams taking the Best Player Available (BPA), largely because outside the top few picks, most kids being selected aren’t going to make an immediate impact in the NHL. Thus, it comes down to organizational preference, hoping their player pays off three to five […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Cam York, USA Defenseman

That light at the end of the tunnel is getting ever so bright, as we draw closer and closer to the big event. In advance of next week’s NHL Draft, the Kings scouting staff is said to have completed nearly 100 different profiles, interviews, and reports on a full plethora players. For example, they spoke […]